A Few Days in September (Quelques jours en septembre) (2007)
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A spy discovers doing a favor for a friend leads her into unexpectedly dangerous circumstances in this dark comedy. It's been close a decade since French intelligence agent Irene (Juliette Binoche) has heard from her friend Elliot (Nick Nolte), an American CIA operative who left Europe and took up a new identity under mysterious circumstances. But one day out of the blue Irene gets a call from Elliot as he asks her to track down his daughter Orlando (Sara Forestier), currently living in the
Sep 11, 2007 Wide
Sep 11, 2007
Koch Lorber Films
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An intriguing set-up spoiled by a clever-clever script, Christophe Beaucarne's migraine-inducing cinematography and performances which are decent, but never gel.
Intrigues by virtue of its cast and premise but -- at least for native English-speakers -- is marbled with conceptual clunkiness verging, in places, on laughable.
Savvy thriller for conspiracy buffs with star performances by Binoche and Turturro.
Slick, fitfully effervescent, pre-9/11 thriller aims to inject some cross-cultural poetry into the world of political espionage.
No film starring Juliette Binoche can be totally negligible, but this comes close.
Here is a film as rum and tangential as the theories themselves, a pleasingly off-kilter noir that casts Juliette Binoche as a cigarillo-smoking spymistress who lights out for Venice in the first days of September 2001.
Feeling more like a few months in the cinema, this ploddy, pretentious Euro-pudding is made just about bearable thanks to its cast.
Sacrificing entertainment at the altar of arty lyricism, Amigorena's snail-paced drama is dull, misjudged and a criminal waste of a cracking premise.
Buckling under the weight of its own hubris, the potentially scandalous premise ends up feeling like a Dan Brown knock-off.
A Few Days in September is that rarest and most peculiar of creatures: a French arthouse action thriller.
Amigorena has an eye for off-kilter camerawork and attractively shoots Paris and Venice as Binoche and the two twenty-somethings flee Turturro, but its existentialist musings and breezy road movie charm are no replacement for espionage movie brains.
A lot of dumb things have been said about 9/11. This might be the dumbest yet.
A slow-burning thriller with an intriguing mystery at its centre, this film's tone is reminiscent of The Third Man, although updated to make some extremely provocative suggestions.
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