Black Night / Olivier Smolders


between Kafka, David Lynch and Tintin in the Congo, a vertigo in the subconscious” –J.A.

Oscar, a conservator at the Natural Sciences Museum, passes the days exercising his passion for studying insects; if only there still were days. As long as people can remember, the sun only releases a few pathetic rays for fifteen seconds before noon. The rest of the time, the world is plunged into a night without end, a permanent eclipse. Coming home after work, Oscar finds an African woman in his bed. Suffering from a mysterious and incurable disease, she seems to have come to his place to die. Trapped between desire and repulsion, Oscar gradually abandons his life to terrifying phantoms.

Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Behind The Scenes
  • Interview with Director
  • About Black Night
  • Short on ‘Spiritual Exercises’

Technical Specs

Belgium / 2004 / 90 Minutes / French Language with optional English Subtitles / Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo / Aspect Ratio 1.78:1 / Color/B&W


Nuit Noire is about night’s enveloping embrace. It honors the sheen on a beetle’s jet black carapace. Set in an alternate reality where the world has been plunged into darkness because of an eternal eclipse—which allows only a fleeting 15 seconds of sunshine in each 24-hour period.” Twitch


Black Night
Release Date: 10.30.07
CE058 / SRP $29.95 30% Discount $20.95