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The Night Is Young (1986)
"Mauvais sang" (original title)

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In Paris in the near future. Aging thieves Marc and Hans owe money to a tough American woman who gives them two weeks to pay. They scheme to steal and sell a new serum for a disease that's ... See full summary »

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Carroll Brooks ...
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Jérôme Zucca ...
Thomas
Paul Handford
Charles Schmitt
François Négret
Philippe Fretun
Thomas Peckre
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In Paris in the near future. Aging thieves Marc and Hans owe money to a tough American woman who gives them two weeks to pay. They scheme to steal and sell a new serum for a disease that's killing lovers, but they need someone with quick steady hands. They recruit Alex, a disaffected youth who's breaking up with Lise, his 16-year-old girlfriend. In the few days before the theft, Alex becomes enchanted with Anna, Marc's young mistress. They talk, they play, they sing, but she's in love with Marc. Lise hasn't given up on Alex either, and she comes to Paris on the day of the theft. There are double crosses, a daring rescue, and, for Alex, a waiting plane. Will he make it? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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...love that burns fast but lasts forever...


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26 November 1986 (France)  »

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Mauvais sang  »

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$4,699 (USA) (6 December 2013)

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$21,483 (USA) (6 December 2013)
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Alex: I like the radio. You just turn it on, and you get the very tune that was humming inside your head... You'll see. It's magic.
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Simple Symphony - Variation on a theme by Franck Bridge
Music by Benjamin Britten
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style over substance
6 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The best thing about this French New Wave throwback certainly isn't the narrative-impaired non-story, in which an aging criminal in debt (Michel Piccoli) enlists the young son of a dead colleague for a daring robbery of a pharmaceutical company. The combination of familiar pulp fiction outline with stylishly indulgent camera technique recalls the early work of Truffaut and Godard, and in true nouvelle-vague tradition writer director Leos Carax eventually dismisses his plot altogether to concentrate, at length and to little purpose, on the visual mood of his film. Along the way a bittersweet romance is (almost) allowed to develop between Piccoli's young mistress (Juliete Binoche) and hired thief Denis Lavant, whose angular punk features and physique (he was trained as an acrobat and mime) provide a fascinating contrast to his co-star's cool, reflective calm. The attention Carax lavishes on Binoche, who isn't required to do much more than simply look demure, may seem to border on infatuation, but some latitude should be allowed for the relative youth of the 26 year old auteur.


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