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20 Ratings

Tonight or Never

Ce soir ou jamais

Directed by Michel Deville
France, 1961
Comedy, Drama


One evening, a group of friends meet to talk about a new play that Laurent has written. But there is already one problem: the girl who was to play the leading role has fallen ill and they need to find someone to take over her part. For Valérie, it’s tonight or never.

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Tonight or Never Directed by Michel Deville

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  • Daniel S.'s rating of the film Tonight or Never

    First movie co-written and directed by Michel Deville, 'Ce Soir ou Jamais' also marks Anna Karina's debut in cinema. Her next film will be Jean-Luc Godard's 'Une Femme est une Femme'. As though Michel Deville was never considered as a New Wave director, this film is very modern because it takes place in one single location. The light dialogues and the quick glances hide the characters's inner feelings. Recommended.