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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cyril Collard ... Jean

Romane Bohringer ... Laura
Carlos López ... Samy
Corine Blue ... Laura's Mother
Claude Winter ... Jean's Mother
René-Marc Bini ... Marc

Maria Schneider ... Noria
Clémentine Célarié ... Marianne
Laura Favali ... Karine
Denis D'Arcangelo ... Singer
Jean-Jacques Jauffret ... Pierre Olivier
Aïssa Djabri ... Kader
Francisco Giménez ... Paco

Marine Delterme ... Sylvie
Yannick Tolila ... Nurse
Olivier Pajot ... Emperor
Diego Porres ... Jaime
Stephan Lakatos ... Jipe
Christophe Chantre ... Martial
Michel Voletti ... Mr. André
Régine Arniaud ... Véro
Ana López Villanúa ... Samy's Mother
Olivier Chavarot ... Olivier

Samir Guesmi ... Jamel
Claudio Zaccai ... Doctor
Dominique Figaro ... Camille
Rosa Castro ... Housekeeper
Nella Banfi ... Manager
Hassan Bajja ... Guide
Luc Palun ... Trainer 1
Fabrice Bagni ... Trainer 2
Nicolas Davy ... Player 1
Laurent Laguerre ... Player 2
Paco Giminez ... Pablo
Pavlouska ... Hostess
Martine Breheret ... Neighbor
Olivier Ramon ... Guard
Benjamin Lubet ... Cop 1
Emmanuel Bosc ... Cop 2
Magali Noaro ... Cop 3
Ben Farouk ... Young French North African
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ... Serge
Marco Prince ... Small part (uncredited)

Directed by
Cyril Collard 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cyril Collard 
Jacques Fieschi  adaptation

Produced by
Nella Banfi .... producer
Ilann Girard .... associate producer
Jean-Frédéric Samie .... executive producer
Alessandro Verdecchi .... co-producer
Original Music by
René-Marc Bini 
Cyril Collard 
Cinematography by
Manuel Teran 
Film Editing by
Lise Beaulieu 
Production Design by
Jacky Macchi 
Set Decoration by
Katja Kosenina 
Jacky Macchi 
Costume Design by
Régine Arniaud 
Makeup Department
Lucía Bretones-Méndez .... assistant makeup artist
Chantal Gourves .... hair stylist
Hertz Nativ .... makeup artist
Production Management
Daniel Baschieri .... unit manager
Jean-Denis Berembaum .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Corine Blue .... assistant director
Jean-Jacques Jauffret .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Frédéric Attal .... sound editor
Michel Brethez .... sound
Eric Ferret .... post-production sound engineer
Patrice Grisolet .... sound editor
Dominique Hennequin .... sound
Pierre Tucat .... boom operator
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunt coordinator
Max Garnier .... stunt driver
Michel Julienne .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Alain Benoît .... key grip: Morocco-Portugal
Serge Cry .... chief electrician
Stéphane Cry .... electrician
Pierre-Louis de Stefano .... grip
Bernard Fau .... still photographer
Marc Koninckx .... Steadicam operator
Philippe Lardon .... third assistant camera
Gilbert Lucido .... key grip
Valentine Marvel .... second assistant camera (as Valentine Perrin)
Jacques Monge .... Steadicam operator
Pascal Pajaud .... gaffer
William Watterlot .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Frédéric Bernardini .... assistant editor: Morocco-Portugal
Thierry Demay .... assistant editor: Morocco-Portugal
Béatrice Maleville .... assistant editor: Morocco and Portugal
Camila Pascal .... assistant editor: Morocco-Portugal
Raymond Terrentin .... color timer
Music Department
Noir Désir .... composer: song "Si rien ne bouge"
Other crew
Guillaume Bonnier .... production assistant
Emmanuel Bosc .... production assistant
Frédéric Brouard .... production assistant
Nicolas Davy .... production assistant
Philippe Gibier .... groupman
Jacky Jaillet .... helicopter pilot
Patrice Jouskovitch .... animal trainer
Samir Larif .... production assistant
Benjamin Lubet .... production assistant
Yves Perrot .... production assistant
Dominique Philiponska .... production assistant
Caroline Saillo .... script supervisor
Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Les nuits fauves" - France (original title)
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126 min
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First and only feature film directed by Cyril Collard.See more »
[first lines]
Jean:I feel I'm going through life like an American tourist, doing as many towns as possible.
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The Savage Nights, 7 July 2011

"Les nuits fauves" is one of the most honest films I have ever seen about human condition and one of the aspects of our sexuality. For a start, the depiction of ambisexuality is quite sincere, showing the suffering this ambiguous sexual behavior (considered an orientation, in spite of its apparent lack of direction) brings to people really involved or in love with the so-called bisexual entity who feels attracted to both men and women. The motion picture is not fiction or a bad joke, but mainly facts based on Cyril Collard's own life, who infected the woman he was involved with (played here by Romane Bohringer), knowing he was HIV-positive. First came the revelation through the novel of the same title, and then the film, in which he played his own part because no French actor even considered to play it, finding it too risky for their careers. Collard plays himself apparently as he was: a vain, irresponsible, hedonistic strong case of satyriasis (the male counterpart for female erotic mania), and thanks for his daring to show his lifestyle, his passions and his mistakes, at least he left a starting point for open-minded partners to discuss a subject that may be affecting their relationships. It is a film as hard and bleak as Wong Kar-Wai's "Happy Together", but both are necessary. There is time for "To Wong Foo" and for "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"; there is even time for explicitness. But there should be also time for putting moralistic judgment aside, and watch and talk about dramas that show aspects of our condition that we tend to trivialize or deny, and that may make unhappy the persons we love. Five days after Cyril Collard died, "Les nuits fauves" won the César (France's top film prize) for Best Film, Best First Work, Best Film Editing and Best Female Newcomer (Miss Bohringer, who three years later played again the "victim" of two men in love: Leonardo DiCaprio and David Thewlis, as Rimbaud and Verlaine, in Total Eclipse). Collard's motion picture also won the Audience Award, the International Film Critics Prize and the Special Jury Prize at the Festival of Young Cinema, in Torino, Italy.

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