Break of Day

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A perfect summer divertissement, the very rare Break of Day is based on the quasi-autobiographical novel by Colette, a serene, sometimes joyous meditation in which the novelist puzzles through the state in which she found herself, an older woman, traduced and misused in love, fearing that she would never be wanted again. Instead of obsessing on loss, she insists, one must accept it; at a certain age one must recognize the limits of human relationships and transfer one's attentions to nature.

  1. Jacques Demy

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Colette


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  1. Danièle Delorme

    Danièle Delorme

  2. Dominique Sanda

    Dominique Sanda

  3. Jean Sorel

    Jean Sorel

  4. Orane Demazis

    Orane Demazis

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Break of Day


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Original Title La naissance du jour

Status Released

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  • January 1, 1980


Original Language French

Runtime 1h 30m

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