Les Passagers de la Nuit

Melancholic drama with Charlotte Gainsbourg about Paris in the 1980s. We follow a woman who must find her way in life again after her divorce.

Please note that this film is in French, with Dutch subtitles.
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On election night in 1981, celebrations spill out onto the street and there is an air of hope and change throughout Paris. But for Elisabeth, her marriage is coming to an end, and she will now have to support herself and her two teenage children. She finds work at a late-night radio show and encounters a troubled teenager named Talulah whom she invites into her home. With them, Talulah experiences the warmth of a family for the first time. Although she suddenly disappears, her free spirit has a lasting influence. Elisabeth and her children grow in confidence and begin to take risks, changing the trajectory of their lives.

Thanks to the meticulous design – costumes, sets, music, coarse-grained images and archive material – Mikhaël Hers flawlessly succeeds in evoking the 1980s feeling. Against this background, he lovingly shows how people put a new spin on life after a major life event.

Mikhaël Hers, France, 2022, 111 min. French spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Charlotte Gainsbourg, Quito Rayon Richter, Noée Abita, Megan Northam, Thibault Vinçon, Emmanuelle Béart.