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Savage Nights (1992)

Les nuits fauves (original title)
A bitter story of a young man's crisis.


Cyril Collard


Cyril Collard (novel), Cyril Collard | 1 more credit »
7 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »




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 ... 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


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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The first film to win Best Film and Best First Film at the French equivalent of the Oscars, the Cesars. Unfortunately the film's director, Cyril Collard, didn't live to see his double win, succumbing to AIDS three days before the ceremony. 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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one of the greatest experiences of my life
13 July 1999 | by mayskySee all my reviews

When I saw it for the first time on 1st Russian Channel ORT in The Gold Collection I was so impressed I couldn't talk about it. This movie really changed me, changed the way I felt about myself & the world around. Cyril have done really great job to help people understand that there are other colours in this world besides black & white and sometimes people are learning a lot even if hurts to live. I remember 2 interesting quotes: the 1st is from Del Amitri song: "When U driving with your breakes on, when U swimming with your boots on - it's really hard to say U love someone, it's really hard to say U don't." And the 2nd is (somebody wrote once): everything that doesn't kill me - makes me stronger. Unfortunately we can't use it literally in this case. But it's the same situation with all heroes - they die young & became famous. Another thing I'd like to say is: has anyone ever tried to compare Cyril Collard's "Les Nuits Fauves" and Gregg Araki's 'The Living End"? I mean these 2 pictures are quite different but I felt both of it are really personal & chamber. And acting, editing, directing & filming I think has a lot in common. But the end in "Les Nuits Fauves" I like more. And the music is just great. It's not really professional but it makes it more touching. Thank U for reading this comment.

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25 February 1994 (USA) See more »

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