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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Juliette Binoche
John Turturro
Tom Riley
Nick Nolte.
Directors
Santiago Amigorena.
Screenwriters
Santiago Amigorena.
Running Time
116 minutes

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A Few Days In September
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Plot
Set in the days leading up to the events of 9/11, a CIA agent (Nick Nolte) holding top secret information disappears en route to meeting his errant daughter. Irène (Juliette Binoche), a French spy attempts to help the girl find her father. However, a poetic hitman (Turturro) is intent on stopping the search in its tracks.


Review
A Few Days In September
Santiago Amigorena made his name as a screenwriter. But the script is the weakest link in his directorial debut, which bundles so much conspiracy theory, melodrama and black comedy into the days before 9/11 that it’s difficult to take much of it seriously.

The unlikely scenario is played with such gusto, however, that the contrivances begin to exert an infectious fascination, and the fate of CIA agent Nick Nolte’s offspring becomes of the utmost importance, as resourceful French spy Juliette Binoche spirits them from Paris to Venice under the nose of poetry-spouting assassin John Turturro, who resembles a Coen caricature.


Verdict
An inventive idea is let down by a weak script.


Reviewed by Patrick Peters

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