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Les nuits fauves (1992)

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 »

Director:

Cyril Collard

Writers:

Cyril Collard (novel), Cyril Collard | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cyril Collard ... Jean
Romane Bohringer ... Laura
Carlos López Carlos López ... Samy
Corine Blue Corine Blue ... La mére de Laure
Claude Winter Claude Winter ... la mére de Jean
René-Marc Bini René-Marc Bini ... Marc
Maria Schneider ... Noria
Clémentine Célarié Clémentine Célarié ... Marianne
Laura Favali Laura Favali ... Karine
Denis D'Arcangelo Denis D'Arcangelo ... Sle chanteur réaliste
Jean-Jacques Jauffret Jean-Jacques Jauffret ... Pierre Olivier
Aïssa Djabri Aïssa Djabri ... Kader
Francisco Giménez Francisco Giménez ... Paco
Marine Delterme ... Sylvie
Yannick Tolila Yannick Tolila ... L'infimière
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Storyline

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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gay | nudity | jealousy | violence | aids | See All (20) »

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Biography | Drama

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France | Italy

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

25 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agries nyhtes See more »

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Gross USA:

$662,341
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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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Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #7.4 (1994) See more »

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Frightening authenticity about this engrossing drama.
12 December 2000 | by raymond-15See all my reviews

Many films are described as "true life dramas". but this is the one if ever there was one. The central character Jean (Cyril Collard) a hedonistic young film producer who engages in sex with both men and women mirrors the real life story of Cyril Collard who was suffering from the AIDS virus during the making of this film and succumbed to it when the film was finished. This is a great shame because obviously Cyril Collard has lots of talent both as actor and producer, and had he lived we could have enjoyed a whole lot of top quality films. This film starts on a quiet note but gathers strength after Jean reveals he is suffering from AIDS. His girl friend Laura is shocked at the revelation as they had been engaged in unprotected sex. Wild scenes of erratic and uncontrolled behaviour indicate the frustrations of the couple. His outburst "I don't want to die!" is a high point and her constant appeal to him to give up his male contacts bears little fruit. "Help me to leave you!" is her pathetic cry. Cyril Collard has a great charm and infectious smile which he uses to advantage in his characterisation of Jean. It is a powerful drama with a constant feeling of desperation as we the viewers anticipate the fatal outcome. Not a film to cheer you up after a hard day, but it has a frightening authenticity about it which compels you to watch it to the end. The film clearly makes the point that we have a responsibility re the health of others beyond our own self satisfaction.


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