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Mauvais Sang (1986)

Mauvais sang (original title)
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Marc (Michel Piccoli) recruits Alex (Denis Lavant), son of his former, now dead colleague. Alex is a card shark with a big dream to go out to the world and leave his own mark. His ... See full summary »

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Leos Carax

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Leos Carax
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Piccoli ... Marc
Juliette Binoche ... Anna
Denis Lavant ... Alex
Hans Meyer ... Hans
Julie Delpy ... Lise
Carroll Brooks Carroll Brooks ... The American woman
Hugo Pratt Hugo Pratt ... Boris
Mireille Perrier Mireille Perrier ... The young mother
Serge Reggiani ... Charlie
Jérôme Zucca Jérôme Zucca ... Thomas
Paul Handford Paul Handford
Charles Schmitt Charles Schmitt
François Négret François Négret
Philippe Fretun Philippe Fretun
Thomas Peckre Thomas Peckre
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Storyline

Marc (Michel Piccoli) recruits Alex (Denis Lavant), son of his former, now dead colleague. Alex is a card shark with a big dream to go out to the world and leave his own mark. His determination leads him to break up with his girl friend, Lise (Julie Deply). Alex initially refuses to help Marc and Hans for their "job" of stealing the culture of new drug. But Anna (Juliette Binoche)'s charm and beauty were irresistible. Alex joins the elders. Alex's dance to David Bowie's Modern Love illustrates unfolding emotions of young Alex moving into an adult (graying if not dying) world. The interplay among the generations, between genders, among social classes, memory and hopes, all played against black and white and occasional red back drop. Anna's cobalt blue robe punctuates the moment when Alex confesses his love for her. Written by lucidwisdom@gmail.com

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Taglines:

...love that burns fast but lasts forever...

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Switzerland

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 November 1986 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mauvais Sang See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,699, 6 December 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,483, 8 December 2013
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

An essential film of the Cinema du look movement of France. See more »

Quotes

Alex: I was a frighteningly silent child, apparently. I kept silent... but that's not right. Silence keeps us.
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Connections

References Vivre Sa Vie (1962) See more »

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Pierre et le loup
Music by Sergei Prokofiev (as Prokofiev)
Erato
ed. Chants du Monde
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The Love Without Love
9 May 2010 | by loganx-2See all my reviews

The Alex Trilogy which is made up of this "Boy Meets Girl" and "The Lovers On The Bridge" is a great cinematic treasure, everyone who likes movies should try to watch. I guarantee anyone who watches this will at least like one. This sci-fi/heist movie second part of the trilogy is set in a world of venereal disease where "The Love without Love" sex without love, can be fatal. Alex is the son of a great thief, whose old mates hire him in the hopes that the apple hasn't fallen far from the tree. Alex falls in love Juliette Binoche, one of his fellow criminals daughter/lover(I was a bit confused about that part). Nothing else needs to be said because nothing else is important. Leos Carax's films are poetry they whimsical and stylish and romantic and personal and frenzied. Cinema is a stage where Carax's Alex finds himself repeatedly at odds with the world and in search of connection, sometimes he finds it, sometimes he doesn't. Sometimes he, lives sometimes he dies. The only constants are David Bowie songs, dancing, and general awesomeness. Denis Lavant's rocket sprint to "Modern Love" is as close to sublime as movies get.


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