You And The Night (2013)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

Original title:  Les rencontres d’apres minuit

France, 2013, , , , , , .  Screenplay by Yann Gonzalez, scenario consultant .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .

A problematic couple with tinges of otherworldly connection are having a late night party in their ultra-chic living room, supervised by their campy maid ().  One by one the door opens and in come The Slut, The Stud (soccer star ), The Teen (, son and dead ringer of the famous star) and The Star into a neon-lit setting that includes a jukebox that operates based on your mood.  It seems they are getting set up for a big orgy, hence the revelation of the giant member hidden in The Stud’s pants, but the evening instead becomes a series of stories that flash back to significant emotional experiences in the participants’ past (the most fun of them a sadomasochistic sequence between Cantona and ).  Well acted and beautifully shot, the film could do with a lot more actual content; its characters are pale representations of people whose information is rarely all that interesting and, as a result, their interactions rarely all that sexy.  For something that sets itself up as an eccentric cult indulgence, it really doesn’t go crazy enough; don’t just whip out a giant penis and have someone call it pretty, do something crazy or launch into a speech that teaches me about life.

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