Vendredi soir

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Vendredi soir
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Directed by Claire Denis
Produced by Bruno Pésery
Written by Claire Denis
Emmanuèle Bernheim
Starring Valérie Lemercier
Vincent Lindon
Music by Dickon Hinchliffe
Cinematography Agnès Godard
Edited by Nelly Quettier
Release date
  • September 11, 2002 (2002-09-11)
Running time
90 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office $156,918

Vendredi soir (English: Friday Night) is a drama film directed by Claire Denis. The screenplay was written by Claire Denis and Emmanuèle Bernheim, based upon Bernheim's novel of the same name. The film premiered at the 2002 Venice Film Festival.


The night before moving in with her boyfriend Laure (Valérie Lemercier) goes to visit some friends and becomes stuck in traffic due to a Paris transit strike. Inspired by a radio news bulletin which encouraged drivers to car pool and offer rides to strangers, she decides to give a ride to a strange man named Jean (Vincent Lindon) after she spots him in the street and becomes immediately attracted to him.

After cancelling on her friend the two spend the night together in a hotel.

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