Nocturama

The new film by Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, House of Pleasures) is a terrorism thriller like no other, recalling Robert Bresson's The Devil, Probably as much as it does George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead. We first follow a group of tense, shifty adolescents as they prowl the streets and subways of Paris, learning through carefully delineated sequences that they're already well underway with a bombing plot. And then it becomes something familiar, yet altogether different, as these subversives tuck away inside a shopping mall and lose themselves in consumer culture — clothes, televisions, toys, and a stirring soundtrack that includes Blondie, Chief Keef, Shirley Bassey, Bonello's menacing electronic score, and Willow Smith. Will they survive the unseen, encroaching authorities? Or, as the walls close in, will they even survive each other? Nocturama presents no easy answers; what it does offer is one of the 21st century's most stirring cinematic experiences.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Director:

  • Bertrand Bonello

Cast:

  • Finnegan Oldfield
  • Vincent Rottiers
  • Hamza Meziani
  • Manal Issa
  • Martin Guyot
  • Jamil McCraven
  • Rabah Nait Oufella
  • Laure Valentinelli
  • Ilias Le Doré
  • Robin Goldbronn

Writer:

  • Bertrand Bonello

Producers:

  • Edouard Weil
  • Alice Girard

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