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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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cyril Collard ... Jean

Romane Bohringer ... Laura
Carlos López ... Samy
Corine Blue ... La mére de Laure
Claude Winter ... la mére de Jean
René-Marc Bini ... Marc

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

Marine Delterme ... Sylvie
Yannick Tolila ... L'infimière
Olivier Pajot ... L'empereur
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 ... La patronne de magasin
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
Philippe Ramdane .... additionnal focus puller
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
Aspect Ratio:
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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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Came out about the same time that Philadelphia...., 3 January 2007
Author: chencho from Mexico

...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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