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Four nameless people are brought together by crime and circumstances in this visually striking drama. A nave young woman (Isild Le Besco) who studies art and lives with her wealthy family goes to a nightclub one evening and meets a mysterious young man of Moroccan heritage (Ouassini Embarek). The two are immediately attracted to one another, and spend the night together. Not long afterward, the woman gets a phone call from her new lover, who has disturbing news -- he's in the midst of a bank robbery that's gone wrong, and several of his accomplices have been shot by the police. The… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Shot in wide-screen, low-grain black and white, this sleek suspense narrative quietly unpacks the delusions and emotional hunger of its upper-class heroine."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Crazy things certainly happen to Lili, but Le Besco drifts through most of the proceedings as though she were following a checklist: long face (done), three-way with lithe Athenians (yup), the occasional suggestion of zombietude (mission accomplished)."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Stylish but pointless and bland romantic thriller."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"... a painful and poignant film at once empathetic and critical, more soberly unnerving than exciting, but never less than compelling."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Benoit Jacquot's drama creates a sense of dislocation with its impossible-to- predict-what-will- happen-next plot, jumpy black-and-white cinematography, elusive characters and casual approach to the time in which it's set."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"If you're not careful, A Tout De Suite--Benoit Jacquot's ode to the French New Wave, infused with his love of American crime classics 'Bonnie and Clyde' and 'Badlands'--will fool you."
‑ Allison Benedikt, Chicago Tribune
"This is a film of disturbing emotional power and frank sexuality that is photographed in sensuous black and white."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Despite the film's infectious style and the powerful charisma of its leading performers, it doesn't really catch fire."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Opaque stares and pregnant pauses can only pull so much weight, no matter how snazzy the packaging."
‑ Andrew Wright, The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
"Thoroughly assured as a piece of art, and bears rewards worth enduring stretches of palled uneventfulness."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"The film's retro appeal includes black-and-white cinematography and a Truffaut-esque fascination for parallels between the characters' wild flight and filmmaking itself as a wide-eyed, open-ended experience."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"Should deliver to that core of filmgoers who respond to anything French, edgy, well-reviewed and well-done."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"A Tout de Suite contains a sufficient amount of action and suspense but it's also quite the literary picture."
‑ Stina Chyn, Film Threat
"A Tout de Suite is a sometimes-interesting film, particularly its first 30 minutes, but runs on long after the intrigue ends..."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Jacquot has really excelled at recreating another era - the movie feels like a lost New Wave film just coming to light."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
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