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Savage Nights (1992)
"Les nuits fauves" (original title)

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Jean is young, gay, and promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura does he come to realize his bisexuality. Jean has to overcome a personal crisis (he is ... See full summary »

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Jean
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Laura
Carlos López ...
Samy
Corine Blue ...
Laura's Mother
Claude Winter ...
Jean's Mother
René-Marc Bini ...
Marc
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Noria
Clémentine Célarié ...
Marianne
Laura Favali ...
Karine
Denis D'Arcangelo ...
Singer
Jean-Jacques Jauffret ...
Pierre Olivier
Aïssa Djabri ...
Kader
Francisco Giménez ...
Paco
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Sylvie
Yannick Tolila ...
Nurse
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Jean is young, gay, and promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura does he come to realize his bisexuality. Jean has to overcome a personal crisis (he is HIV-positive) and a tough choice between Laura and his male lover Samy. Written by Dragomir R. Radev <radev@cs.columbia.edu>

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25 February 1994 (USA)  »

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$662,341 (USA)
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The first film to win Best Film and Best First Film at the French equivalent of the Oscars, the Cesars. Unfortunately the film's director, Cyril Collard, didn't live to see his double win, succumbing to AIDS three days before the ceremony. See more »

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[first lines]
Jean: I feel I'm going through life like an American tourist, doing as many towns as possible.
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Masterpiece
20 December 1998 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

I should probably take back the word masterpiece since Cyril Collard's directorial debut was actually his only film. The director, writer and main character of the film died just three days before his film swept the Caesars(the Oscar's french counterpart). Collard died of AIDS and brought to life one of the most compelling films surrounding this theme. It is not just people whining because of the departure of the beloved one but a tour de force involving hatred, passion, self destruction, and all those "nice" feelings that accompany a person who knows that he will die sooner than the rest, and culminating in spiritual redemption. This film also portrays one of the finest love triangles on film; the at times sickening at times profoundly erotic and at times inevitably cathartic relationship between Jean and his two lovers is a genius example that love is not "Sleepless in Seattle". Romane Bohringer(probably best known for her character as Verlaine's wife in Total Eclipse) is a must see in her breakthrough performance as a confused and VERY passionate young girl.


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