One Night (2012 film)

One Night

Film poster
Directed by Lucas Belvaux
Produced by Yvan Attal
Patrick Quinet
Patrick Sobelman
Screenplay by Lucas Belvaux
Based on Est-ce ainsi que les femmes meurent?
by Didier Decoin
Starring Yvan Attal
Sophie Quinton
Nicole Garcia
Music by Arne Van Dongen
Cinematography Pierric Gantelmi d'Ille
Edited by Ludo Troch
Agat Films & Cie
Distributed by Cinéart (Belgium) Diaphana Films (France)
Release dates
Running time
104 minutes
Country Belgium
Language French
Budget $7.1 million
Box office $3.3 million[1]

One Night (French: 38 témoins), also known as 38 Witnesses, is a 2012 Belgian-French drama film directed by Lucas Belvaux.[2] It was written by Belvaux based on Didier Decoin's novel Est-ce ainsi que les femmes meurent?. It premiered on 30 January 2012, at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film was nominated for seven Magritte Awards, winning Best Screenplay.[3]


When a Louise Morvand returns from a business trip to China she discovers that a crime has been committed in her hometown. A woman has been murdered in the very street where Louise lives. The business woman is upset and makes sure the local police investigates this case diligently although some citizens seem to be strangely uninterested in finding the murderer.



  1. "38 TÉMOINS (2012)". JP' Box-Office. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
  2. "38 Witnesses". Retrieved 2014-01-23.
  3. Leurquin, Anne-Sophie (February 2, 2013). "Quatre Magritte pour " A perdre la raison "". Le Soir (in French). Retrieved February 3, 2013.

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