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  • NR
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • 6.7  (5,842)
  • 83

Nightcap (2000) is a French drama directed by Claude Chabrol and starring Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc and Anna Mouglalis. The film is set in a luxurious French chateau, where a wealthy family and their guests gather for dinner and drinks. The film follows the lives of the aristocratic Caravaille family, who have invited their friends and neighbors to enjoy drinks and dinner in their palatial home. The guests are a mix of old friends and new acquaintances, whose interactions reveal their hidden desires, secrets, and motivations.

The glamorous family matriarch, Nicole (Huppert), oversees the evening's affairs with an iron hand. But despite her regal demeanor, she is deeply unhappy with her life and the people around her. Her husband, Francois (Dutronc), is a weak-willed man who spends most of his time drinking and chasing women. Their daughter, Helene (Mouglalis), is a sultry and mysterious young woman who is secretly involved with a married man.

As the night wears on, tensions rise between the guests, and long-buried resentments and betrayals come to the surface. The atmosphere becomes increasingly charged, and the evening takes a dark turn when a shocking and violent event occurs.

Through Chabrol's sharp direction and Huppert's commanding performance, Nightcap exposes the dark underbelly of the French upper class. The film is full of unexpected twists and turns, keeping the audience on edge until the very end.

The film's cinematography is stunning, emphasizing the majesty and grandeur of the chateau and the opulence of the guests' attire. The extravagant costumes and elegant sets provide a striking backdrop for the drama unfolding before the viewer's eyes.

Nightcap is a must-see film for fans of French cinema and dramatic storytelling. The film has been praised for its engaging script, memorable performances, and impressive production values. It is a thought-provoking exploration of human nature and the complexities of family, relationships, and power dynamics.

Nightcap is a 2000 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 83.

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    1 hr 41 min
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    6.7  (5,842)
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