© Arena Films
© Arena Films

Friday Night

    All titles (2)
    Feature Film | 2001-2002 | Tragicomedy | France

    Project data

    Length of movie1 h 30 min

      Brief synopsis

      Friday night: it’s done, Laure has packed up all her belongings in boxes. Tomorrow she’s shifting house, going to live with François. But tonight, right now, she leaves the empty apartment where she’s never felt at home, heading for dinner at Marie and Bernard’s place.
      She gets caught up in an enormous traffic jam. That’s right, she’d forgotten about the public transportation strike.
      But Laure couldn’t care less, for tonight, in her car, she really feels right at home.
      It’s warm, she listens to music, nothing will happen to her.
      And outside, it’s winter. People on foot dash to get home, going every which way, traffic is blocked, horns blow, everybody is tense, agitated.
      Everybody except a man in a leather jacket, standing still, just a little way up ahead.


      ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
      Valérie LemercierLaure [L]
      Vincent LindonJean [L]
      Hélène de Saint-PèreMarie [L]
      Hélène FillièresLa femme fatiguée [SR]
      Florence Loiret-CailleLa jeune fille du flipper [SR]
      Grégoire ColinLe jeune homme en parka [SR]
      Gilles D'AmbraLe mari de la femme fatiguée [SR]
      Micha LescotLe réceptionniste [SR]
      Gianfranco PoddigheLe maître d'hôtel [SR]


      1st ADJean-Paul Allègre
      Director of photographyAgnès Godard
      Casting directorAntoinette Boulat
      Casting directorStéphane Batut
      Costume designerCatherine Leterrier
      Costume designerJudy Shrewsbury
      DirectorClaire Denis
      Script supervisorOlivia Bruynoghe
      EditorNelly Quettier
      ComposerDickon Hinchliffe
      ProducerBruno Pésery
      Production designerKatia Wyszkop
      Assistant location managerMichel Imbert
      ScreenwriterClaire Denis
      ScreenwriterEmmanuèle Bernheim
      Literary sourceEmmanuèle Bernheim
      Production sound mixerJean-Louis Ughetto
      Boom operatorEmmanuel Ughetto
      Sound re-recording mixerJean-Louis Ughetto
      Sound editorChristophe Winding

      Production companies

      Arena Films [fr]
      France 2 Cinéma [fr]Coproduction

      Distributing companies

      Patou Films [fr]International Sales
      BAC Films [fr]France (Theatrical)


      Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 11/09/2002