Day for Night
- Original title
La nuit américaine
- Running time
- 115 min.
François Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, Suzanne Schiffman
Co-production France-Italy; Les Films du Carrosse / PECF / PECF
Drama. Comedy | Comedy-Drama. Film In Film
- Synopsis / Plot
- A film company at work. Actors arrive and depart; liaisons develop. Julie, the beautiful but possibly unstable lead, is recovering from a breakdown, aided by an older physician, her new husband. Alphonse is insecure, he babbles. When his fiance exits with a stunt man, he threatens to quit. Julie must convince him to stay. Alexandre, a consummate pro on the set, runs back and forth to the airport hoping a certain young man will visit. Severine, no longer young, hits the bottle and covers blown lines with emotional outbursts. At the center is Ferrand, the writer director, who must make constant decisions, answer a stream of questions, and deliver the film on schedule.
: Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Foreign Film
: BAFTA Awards: Best Film, Best Director & Best Supp. Actres (Cortese)
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film, Director & Supp. Actress (Cortese)
: Oscar: Nominated for Secondary Actress (Cortese), Director & Original Screenplay
: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection (Out Of Competition)
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