Decupajul unei nopți în care îți vomiți toate sinceritățile,brutale și grosolane în fața unei ființe aleatorie din mulțime. Nikolai-autodistructiv,absent pe plan social,seducător fără a-și propune vreo țintă- un concept de proză. Monologul Clarei din baie e edificator pt mine.
[At the beginning of the movie, one of the greatest sex scene ever filmed, poetic and feverish at the same time]. 'Nuit #1' is a partial but vivid portrait of youth oscillating between existential void and longing for life. Maybe too verbose, but also full of tenderness and truth. Both actors are perfect for their role and I really enjoyed the chemistry between them.
Awful. Hard to watch 'till the end*. You would think this was made 20 years earlier. But it turns out these are not the children of the hippies, but their grandchildren. This generation should be rebelling against the puritanism of their parents, but there is the danger of another puritan surge with yet another tragic malaise of disenchanted hedonism. Pretty soon they'll be reading Otto Weininger and burning condoms.
Chekov! With piercing realism like Mike Leigh's films. Nicolai's character has echoes of Chekov's real life brother. And the title role in Ivanov. Nicolai Gogol, too. N hides from the world but leaves himself nowhere to hide emotionally. Clara gets out but hides from herself by living on the run. So they are good keys to each other's locks. Astonishing acting, and the first and last scenes are deeply human bookends.
Excellent reflection of life and overindulgent tendencies of spiritually lost and philosophically devoid individuals. The shots a superb, each advancing the characters' developments and telling us something new. The dialogue is also very elegant, summing up big ideas into but a few words. Very inspiring, highly recommend.
Nuit #1 opens really strong. The opening is a little unnecessarily graphic, but that allows for an honest and charming scene. And then they start talking. Nikolaï frustrating personality is surely part of Anne Émond's intent, but he is just so whiny and self-righteous; Clara's silence through it all makes it even more painful. Eventually it begins to make sense, but the the bad taste Nikolaï leaves is tough to shake.