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You and the Night

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • 2013
  • Yann Gonzalez
  • 88 mins
  • 18

Summary

A couple and their transvestite maid invite four very different people to join them for an orgy. They ask each of their guests to regale the others with tales of their sexual experiences, leading to a series of surreal and erotic stories. Drama, starring Eric Cantona, Kate Moran and Niels Schneider. In French.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

The eccentric debut of French writer/director Yann Gonzalez, in which a young couple (Kate Moran, Niels Schneider) and their transvestite maid (Nicolas Maury) host an orgy, combines dreams and extraordinary histories with a rather fluid reality. Love, sex and death come crashing together as the strangers bond by sharing their stories, though sex sits on the backburner at first. One such tale features a well-endowed Eric Cantona (known here as the Stud) at the sexual mercy of a Gulag-style prison guard (Béatrice Dalle), so you get the picture. Gonzalez sculpts something seductive out of the strange, futuristic and retro: 1970s and 80s stylings abound, sustained by a sultry electro score from M83. The film's prurient philosophising can be frustratingly pithy but there's a cheeky gag around every corner and the imaginative visuals, committed performances and tendency to transgress mean things are never less than interesting. It's as if The Breakfast Club were reimagined by controversial director Catherine Breillat.

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Credits

Cast

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AliKate Moran
MatthiasNiels Schneider
UdoNicolas Maury
StudEric Cantona
StarFabienne Babe
TeenAlain Fabien Delon
SlutJulie Brémond
Chief superintendentBéatrice Dalle

Crew

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DirectorYann Gonzalez

Details

Theatrical distributor
Peccadillo Pictures
Released on
2014-10-03
Languages
French
Guidance
Sex scenes, sexual references.
Formats
Colour
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