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25 February 1994 (USA) See more »
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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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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
126 min
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Trivia:
First and only feature film directed by Cyril Collard.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Jean:I feel I'm going through life like an American tourist, doing as many towns as possible.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Sal de Prata (2005)See more »

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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Uncompromising vision of life, 27 May 2004
Author: Dave Boissonneault from Montreal, Quebec

The first serious movie to deal with HIV, "Les nuits fauves" felt like a Joe Frazier hook when it came out in 1992. Gone are all the pitiful sentimental demonstrations of future films like "Philadelphia" . In fact, AIDS is merely the backdrop of the film. Cyril Collard never asks for pity. The movie is both a confession and an hymn to life. It doesn't try to moralize the audience, although some spectators were concerned about the "message" such a film might send. You have to remember that the events described in LNF take place in 1986, when the concept of HIV and AIDS were still abstract and to be defined. Collard himself said in a 1992 interview that the irresponsability of his character, Jean, having unprotected sex although aware he is infected, would be rightly considered criminal by now. The virus serves as a driving force for a main character that is learning to love, opening himself to others, to the world. But to reach the light, you must first go through the darkness and the task is not an easy one to witness. LNF demands a lot on the viewer, asking him to let go of his preconceive ideas and ideals. Very much influenced by his mentor Maurice Pialat, Collard makes a daring film, one which you could never imagine coming from the all too clean world of Hollywood film making. Here, energy comes first, technical aspects of movie making later. Therefore life, real life, shines through. "Les nuits fauves" is a force to be reckon with. An unsettling experience I will never forget.

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