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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Agries nyhtes  »

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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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Came out about the same time that Philadelphia....
3 January 2007 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

...but pictures a completely different perspective on HIV and AIDS. No supportive family here. No struggle with society for it to acknowledge on our humanity, regardless of sexual preference or health status. This picture is an invaluable reference for all those trying to understand terminal disease -AIDS in particular- or in the process of facing death. Just seems important to mention that Collard's actual treatments were filmed and included on the final cut. The bouncing around of high-low's, from absolute certainty of overcoming the disease to deep depression and sending everything -love included- straight to hell. But also the dangerous and sometimes silly sense of humor with which the director plays his role, is what makes this movie invaluable to me. To my knowledge this is the first film in which HIV positive blood is used as a defensive weapon, and saves the life of two of the characters. I sincerely hope that there is some form of afterlife, and that they have cable. Collard deserves to know he was, is, deeply appreciated, as so many others who where "cheated" out of time, to see their work achieve recognition. One is what one does, they say.


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