Nuit #1
Nuit #1 (2012)

Clara and Nikolaï meet at a rave. They return to Nikolaï's apartment and make love. Afterwards, instead of parting, the two lovers divulge their deepest secrets to one another. Nicolaï is a beautiful loser. At thirty-one years old, he… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 27, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 3, 2014
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Some of their dialogue is twaddle -- they're not philosophers -- but the feelings are electric.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

This is a different kind of movie, as graphic as porn, but not porn, not titillating and not unintelligent.

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Tony Medley
Tolucan Times

Except for the graphic sex, this talkathong is pretty much a drag.

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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

Like a filmed stage piece, a series of monologues in which the characters reveal their unhappiness without offering a hint that they might change.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

Despite the allure of the actors and some witty lines, it's ultimately quite wearying to be confronted with such determination to turn youth and good looks into existential burdens.

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Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio

Conveys through soulless stranger sex, current youth's emotionally and economically distressed powerlessness, false freedoms and an absence of future. Much more than a love story, the film is possibly, according to Émond, 'the night before revolution.'

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

Returning to some of the same themes she explored in her short films, Émond continues her smart contemplation of youth and the difficulties of making meaningful emotional connections in these times.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

They invest so much humanity in their miserable characters that despite your dislike, you empathize enough to think, there but for the grace of God.

Todd Jorgenson

[The] concept works because of two actors who are willing to bare their bodies and souls.

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