The Long Falling

The Long Falling

Film poster
Où va la nuit
Directed by Martin Provost
Produced by Christophe Jeauffroy
Julie Salvador
Patrick Quinet
Jean-Louis Livi
Screenplay by Martin Provost
Marc Abdelnour
Based on The Long Falling
by Keith Ridgway
Starring Yolande Moreau
Music by Hugues Tabar-Nouval
Cinematography Agnès Godard
Edited by Ludo Troch
Distributed by Diaphana Films (France)
Release dates
  • 4 May 2011 (2011-05-04) (France)
Running time
105 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $4 million
Box office $905.000[1]

The Long Falling (French: Où va la nuit) is a 2011 French-Belgian drama film written and directed by Martin Provost.


Long victim of her husband, violent and alcoholic, Rose Mayer, the Walloon countryside, decided to take their destiny in hand, and kills by crushing it with their car after leaving prison for having crushed a girl with the same car. She joined her son, homosexual, in Brussels, who left the family hell the day of his 16th birthday. But freedom does not erase guilt and family stories are not without contradictions. Rose does find its place in his new life?



Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
Magritte Awards Best Actress Yolande Moreau Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Laurent Capelluto Nominated


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