1h49 / numérique / digital / couleur / colour / French Screenplay : Andrzej Żuławski, Christopher Frank d’après La Nuit américaine Casting : Romy Schneider, Fabio Testi, Jacques Dutronc, Klaus Kinski Production : Albina De Boisrouvra Cinematography : Ricardo Aronovich Sound : Daniel Couteau Editing : Christiane Lack Music : Georges Delerue Distribution : Les Acacias Films Award obtained : César de la meilleure actrice pour Romy Schneider 1976 / César for Best Actress for Romy Schneider, 1976
Nadine Chevalier is a series-B-movie actress. During a film shoot, the photographer Servais captures the distress of this broken actress and tries his best to help her. A passionate love story in a violent, perverse, carnal world.
Adapted from Christopher Frank’s novel La Nuit Américaine, this production allowed Andrzej Żuławski to return to work in Poland, where his previous film, The Devil, had been censored. The desperate woman and the sad-faced clown that Romy Schneider and Jacques Dutronc play raise this movie to the rank of a cult film.