Laurent is a poster designer who is about to begin rehearsals for his first stage play, a musical comedy. To celebrate this auspicious event, he holds a party at his apartment, to which his best friends are all invited. News that the lead actress in Laurent’s play has been run over by a bus laden with Dutch tourists puts a damper on the evening, but Laurent wastes no time looking for a replacement, not knowing that his girlfriend Valérie covets the part. As Valérie’s dreams of stardom are crushed she realises that her relationship with Laurent is over – or so she thinks. Either way, the evening will prove decisive for them both.
Director: Michel Deville. AKA Tonight or Never
Stars: Anna Karina, Claude Rich, Georges Descrières, Jacqueline Danno, Michel de Ré, Guy Bedos, Eliane D’Almeida, Anne Tonietti, Françoise Dorléac.
RIP Anna Karina (September 22, 1940 – December 14, 2019).
Fantastique. A French cinematic classic.