Watch Open at Night
- 1 hr 37 min
Open at Night is a 2016 French drama film directed by Edouard Baer, who also stars in the film alongside Sabrina Ouazani and Audrey Tautou. The movie tells the story of Luigi, a middle-aged man who owns and runs a cafe in a small French town. Luigi is struggling to keep his cafe open, facing financial difficulties and other personal problems. One night, out of desperation, he decides to keep his cafe open all night long, hoping to attract some customers who need a place to stay. This decision leads to a series of unexpected encounters and events. Different characters come into the cafe, bringing with them their own stories and issues. Through these interactions, the movie explores various themes such as love, loss, loneliness, and friendship. The first character to come into the cafe is Antoine, a young man who needs a place to stay for the night. Antoine is in the middle of a special mission- he is looking for a girl named Lydie, whom he met a year ago and fell in love with. Luigi takes pity on Antoine and allows him to stay in the back of the cafe. Luigi's decision to keep the cafe open all night long becomes beneficial to Antoine's search for Lydie, as he meets various people who help him in his quest. Another character who comes into the cafe is the beautiful Caroline, a woman who is running away from her husband. Caroline is on a road trip with her daughter, and Luigi allows them to stay in his cafe as well. Through her interactions with Antoine and other characters, it is revealed that Caroline has her own set of anxieties and secrets. The movie also introduces us to Roger, a lonely man who is seeking companionship. Roger comes into the cafe and plays the piano while Luigi sings. Through Roger's interactions with other characters, it becomes apparent that he is still grieving for the loss of his wife. Open at Night is a movie about human connection- how we are all looking for someone or something to make us feel less alone. The film creates a sense of community and warmth around the cafe, despite its financial struggles. The film's director and lead actor, Edouard Baer, has managed to create a charming and nuanced portrayal of a small town's community. The acting in the movie is exceptional- especially from Edouard Baer, who delivers a subdued and moving performance as Luigi. Audrey Tautou also delivers a memorable performance as Mado- a woman who comes to the cafe and has a conversation with Luigi about the past. She brings a sense of nostalgia and melancholy to the film. The movie's soundtrack is another standout feature- with a mix of jazz, classical, and pop music, the music adds depth and emotion to the film. Overall, Open at Night is a movie that should not be missed by anyone who enjoys character-driven dramas. The film is a heartfelt exploration of human emotions, and it resonates with the viewer long after the credits have rolled.