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Directed byBertrand Bonello
Written byBertrand Bonello
Produced byEdouard Weil
Alice Girard
StarringFinnegan Oldfield
Laure Valentinelli
Martin Petit-Guyot
Hamza Meziani
Manal Issa
Jamil McCraven
Ilias Le Doré
Rabah Nait Oufella
Robin Goldbronn
Vincent Rottiers
CinematographyLeo Hinstin
Edited byFabrice Rouaud
Music byBertrand Bonello
Wild Bunch
Pandora Film Produktion
Scope Pictures[1]
Distributed byWild Bunch[1]
Grasshopper Film (US)
Release dates
  • 8 July 2016 (2016-07-08) (Paris)
  • 31 August 2016 (2016-08-31) (France)
  • 11 August 2017 (2017-08-11) (United States)
Running time
130 minutes[1]
Budget€5.6 million[2]
Box office$321,768[3]

Nocturama is a 2016 thriller movie written and directed by Bertrand Bonello. It was released in France on 31 August 2016, and in the United States by Grasshopper Film on 11 August 2017.[4][5] The movie is about a group of young, multiracial radicals committing a series of terrorist attacks in Paris.[6]

  • Finnegan Oldfield as David
  • Vincent Rottiers as Greg
  • Hamza Meziani as Yacine
  • Manal Issa as Sabrina
  • Martin Petit-Guyot as André
  • Jamil McCraven as Mika
  • Rabah Nait Oufella as Omar
  • Laure Valentinelli as Sarah
  • Ilias le Dore as Samir
  • Robin Goldbronn as Fred
  • Luis Rego as Jean-Claude
  • Hermine Karagheuz as Patricia


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Critical reception

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On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 82% based on 49 reviews, and an average rating of 7.9/10. The website's critical consensus says, "Nocturama uses an unorthodox perspective and repellent protagonists to offer sobering statements about modern society -- and deliver uniquely suspenseful entertainment."[7]

On Metacritic, the film has a score 71 out of 100, based on 15 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[8]

Awards and nominatons

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Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Ref(s)
San Sebastian Film Festival 24 September 2016 SIGNIS Award Nocturama Won [9]
Mar del Plata Film Festival 26 November 2016 Special Mention for Best Cinematography Leo Hinstin Won [10]
Lumières Award 30 January 2017 Best Film Nocturama Nominated [11]
Best Director Bertrand Bonello Nominated
Best Cinematography Leo Hinstin Nominated


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pianezza, Pamela (30 August 2016). "Film Review: 'Nocturama'". Variety. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  2. "Nocturama (2016)". JPBox-Office (in French). Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  3. "Nocturama". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  4. Nordine, Michael (12 May 2016). "'Nocturama' Trailer & Poster: 'Paris Is Happening' in Bertrand Bonello's Terrorism Drama". IndieWire. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  5. Acevedo, Yoselin (11 May 2017). "'Nocturama' Trailer: A Group of Teens Plan a Terrorist Attack in Paris in Bertrand Bonello's New Thriller". IndieWire. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  6. "Nocturama". Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  7. "Nocturama". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  8. "Nocturama". Metacritic. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  9. Hopewell, John; Mayorga, Emilio (24 September 2016). "'I Am Not Madame Bovary' Wins San Sebastian Festival: Complete List of Winners". Variety. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  10. Mango, Agustin (26 November 2016). "'People That Are Not Me' Tops Mar del Plata Film Festival". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  11. Richford, Rhonda (16 December 2016). "France's Lumiere Awards Nominations Unveiled". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 July 2022.

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