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La Nuit américaine

La Nuit américaine – 1973
François Truffaut

Jean-Louis Richard
Suzanne Schiffman
François Truffaut

Marcel Berbert producer

Jacqueline Bisset – Julie
Valentina Cortese – Severine
Dani – Liliane
Alexandra Stewart – Stacey
Jean-Pierre Aumont – Alexandre
Jean Champion – Bertrand
Jean-Pierre Léaud – Alphonse (as Jean-Pierre Leaud)
François Truffaut – director Ferrand
Nike Arrighi – Odile
Nathalie Baye – Joelle
Maurice Seveno – TV Reporter
David Markham – Doctor Nelson
Bernard Menez – Bernard the Prop Man
Gaston Joly – Lajoie
Zénaïde Rossi – Madame Lajoie
Xavier Saint-Macary – (as Xavier Macary)
Walter Bal – Walter (Cinematographer)
Jean-François Stévenin – Jean-François (assistant director) (as J.F. Stevenin)
Pierre Zucca – Photographer
Marc Boyle – Stuntman
Martine Barraqué – Martine (uncredited)
Marcel Berbert – French Insurance Broker (uncredited)
Yann Dedet – Yann (uncredited)
Georges Delerue – Georges the composer (voice) (uncredited)
Graham Greene – English Insurance Broker (uncredited)
Christophe Vesque – Boy with Cane in Dream Sequence (uncredited)

Review by Jack Gattanella

Nuit américaine, La (1973)

Cute, yet interesting,
Francois Truffaut now has a film that is a gift for film buffs (like me). Mainly fluff, but good story telling showing a director (Truffaut plays this while directing himself) who is having trouble directing a movie and has the help of a woman (Bissett). Interesting because it takes a look into the directing process (sort of), but also is surrounded with typical Truffaut romance that makes good entertainment.

Truffaut won his one and only Oscar (well deserved) for best foreign film. A+

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