|Français pour une nuit|
|Video by Metallica|
|Released||November 23, 2009 (France only)|
|Recorded||July 7, 2009 at Nîmes, France|
|Genre||Heavy metal, thrash metal|
|Producer||James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich|
Français pour une nuit (English: French for One Night) is a live DVD by the American heavy metal band Metallica, recorded in Nîmes, France, in the Arena of Nîmes on July 7, 2009, during the World Magnetic Tour. It was released in three formats. A standard DVD in a digipak including a 16-page booklet, a Blu-ray, also in a digipak with the booklet and a deluxe limited edition box set including the DVD, a copy of Death Magnetic on CD, a T-shirt, laminated pass, and five exclusive photos. Despite only being issued in France, it has been imported in sufficient quantity to be considered a regular release. Aside from the photography by Ross Halfin, the entire project was made by French professionals, from the video to the art direction.
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|Belgian (Flanders) Music DVDs Chart||3|
|Belgian (Wallonia) Music DVDs Chart||4|
|Finnish Music DVDs Chart||2|
|Swiss Music DVDs Chart||3|
|Danish Music DVDs Chart||3|
|Dutch Music DVDs Chart||13|
|UK Music Videos Chart||9|
|France (SNEP)||3× Platinum||45,000*|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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