All Night Long (1982)





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The English-language title of Toute Une Nuit is All Night Long, but don't confuse this film with the like-titled 1981 Gene Hackman-Barbra Streisand comedy. Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman uses a fragmentary approach to explore a series of personal relationships among a largely nonprofessional cast. It all takes place during one long, hot, stormy summer night. Dialogue is at a premium: Akerman tells her "stories" with objects, background noises, shadows, and subtle, seemingly unrehearsed shifts of facial expression. As in many of her earlier films, Akerman benefits from the extensive creative input of cinematographer Babette Mangolte. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Critic Reviews for All Night Long

All Critics (3)

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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
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A beautiful insomniac's journey from Chantal Akerman

Full Review… | January 26, 2010

Not a great film, but one that catches your attention.

Full Review… | July 25, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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July 19, 2005

Audience Reviews for All Night Long

For her first feature film of the 1980s, Belgian director Chantal Akerman spun this marvellous web of a film. TOUTE UNE NUIT spans the duration of one hot summer night in Brussels. There are no characters to follow, no stories to keep up with. Instead, as in Akerman's earlier works, time is the main character. Only here, that time has a definite name: the night. All through the night, we see various people, inhabitants of this bland, drealy location, engaging in all sorts of nocturnal encounters. A definite melancholy tone floods the entire film, marking it as one of Akerman's absolute best.

Kenneth Starcher
Kenneth Starcher

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