A Parisian advertising executive strangles his lover in an S&M game gone wrong but finds it increasingly difficult to confess his crime.
Claude Chabrol’s cinema is at its best when it bypasses the French bourgeoisie’s respectable façade, exposing its hidden fears and desires. In Just Before Nightfall, he doubles down on the hypocrisy and the depravity of his protagonist, offering an icy, carefully observed meditation on guilt.
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Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States