NUIT #1 (5/10)
by Tony Medley
fifteen minutes of this two character film consists of graphic sex
between Clara (Catherine De Léan) and Nikolai (Dimitri Storoge). The
remaining 76 minutes consists of them talking about their lives.
Set in Quebec,
written and directed by Ann Émond, this is the story of two people who
meet at a Rave, have sex, and then get to know one another. Nikolai is a
real loser while Clara, a third grade teacher, is unhappy and confused
which has driven her to live a life of sexual profligacy. All this is
discussed in dialogue between the two of them in detail.
values are confusing. The lighting is inexplicable. The film takes place
at night inside an apartment but the table light in the apartment is
off. I kept wondering where the light was coming from because it looks
like sunlight. The only way to know that it takes place all at night is
when they occasionally stray outdoors and it's dark.
The film closes
with a song written by Serge Gainsborg sung over the credits. The lyrics
sound as if they pertain to the story, but since they are in French and
there are no subtitles for the lyrics, one is left in the dark. Except
for the graphic sex, this talkathong is pretty much a drag. In