EN - Bruno is a sensitive and impulsive young man of 24. He dreams of a career as a cellist, but has a job as a supply clerk at a bookstore. He is trying to get over an unhappy love affair and feels lonely. When he falls in love with a new girl and things don't work out, Bruno blows his top. He attempts suicide, but is eventually saved. Although the film treats the theme of suicide attempts by young people, it is first and foremost about how difficult it is to handle emotions such as love, solitude, disappointment and friendship... It's about the search for one's own place in a metropolis.

FR - Bruno est un jeune homme sensible et impulsif de 24 ans. Il rêve d’une carrière de violoncelliste, mais travaille en tant que fournisseur dans une librairie. Il essaie de se remettre d’une histoire d’amour malheureuse et se sent seul. Lorsqu’il tombe amoureux d’une autre fille et que les choses ne se résolvent pas, Bruno atteint sa limite. Il tente de se suicider, mais sera finalement sauvé. Bien que le film aborde le thème des tentatives de suicides chez les jeunes, il traite avant tout des difficultés de faire face aux émotions telles que l’amour, la solitude, la déception et l’amitié. Il aborde la question de comment trouver sa propre place dans une métropole.

Info

Title Before the Night
Original title Lange nacht
Original language Dutch, French
Status Completed
Category Shorts
Year 1998

Credits

Cast Dimitri Leue, Kadija Leclère, Circé Lethem, Fabrice Boutique, Hilde Heijnen, Clara Van den Broeck, Benjamin Verdonck
Photography Glynn Speckaert
Editing Philippe Ravoet
Costume Nathalie Leborgne
Music George De Decker, Eric Van Den Broeck

Technical specs

Running time film 30'
Release format 35 mm
Aspect ratio 1.66
Sound format Dolby Stereo SR
Colour Colour

Partners

Awards

1998: Prix d'Interpretation (Dimitri Leue) - Festival du Film de Vendôme 'Images en Région' (FR); Prix Arte - Festival du Film Court de Brest (FR)

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Short info

Director Manno Lanssens
Producers Johan Seeuws
Writers Manno Lanssens
Contact

Noord Film
Manno Lanssens
Bloemenhofplein 5
1000 Brussels
Belgium
T +32 2 502 33 65
F +32 2 502 33 65

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