The Passengers of the Night

  • Mikhaël Hers
  • France
  • 2022
  • 111'
  • Les passagers de la nuit

On election night in May 1981, celebrations spill out into the streets and there is optimism and hope in the air. But Élisabet (Charlotte Gainsbourg) is not in a mood for festivities. Her husband has left her to take care of their two teenage children on her own. Not giving in to defeat, she finds work at a late-night radio show and invites a troubled teenager Talulah into their home. Although her stay with them is brief, Talulah will leave an indelible mark on Élisabet and her children’s lives. This light-hearted, optimistic drama premiered at Berlinale and screened at Karlovy Vary.

Subtitles: EN, HR

Mikhaël Hers

Born in Paris in 1975. Graduated in production at La Fémis, after which he made three successful shorts: Charell (2006), Primrose Hill (2007) and Montparnasse (2009). He went on to garner success with feature films Memory Lane(Locarno Film Festival, 2010), This Summer Feeling (Rotterdam IFF, 2016) and Amanda (Venice IFF, 2018).

The Passengers of the Night

Mikhaël Hers
Mikhaël Hers, Maud Ameline, Mariette Désert
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Quito Rayon-Richter, Noée Abita, Megan Northam, Thibault Vinçon, Emmanuelle Béart, Laurent Poitrenaux, Didier Sandre, Lilith Grasmug, Calixte Broisin-Doutaz, Eric Feldman, Ophélia Kolb, Raphaël Thiery, Zoé Bruneau
Sébastien Buchmann
Marion Monnier
Pierre Guyard, Olivier Père, Rémi Burah
Nord-Ouest Films, ARTE France Cinéma
Festivals & Awards
Berlin Int'l Film Festival; Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival; BFI London Film Festival

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