THE NIGHT AND THE MOMENT almost turns into a mini-camp classic, but never quite establishes itself as either a send-up of costume pictures or a genuine attempt at frou-frou gone very wrong. This international coproduction was acquired by Miramax for theatrical distribution, but wound up
making its US debut on home-video in 1998.
In mid-1700s France, a Georgian aristocrat, the Marquise (Lena Olin) plays host to a group of weekend houseguests. During the night, a dashing writer (Willem Dafoe) sneaks into the Marquise's bedroom to begin an elaborate, night-long seduction. The Marquise resists the writer's advances. The
writer then tries to impress the beautiful wo...