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Strangulation Blues (1980)

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During a Parisian night, Paul plans to strangle Colette. In the morning, he fled.

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Leos Carax

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Leos Carax
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Credited cast:
Éric Frey Éric Frey
Hans Meyer
Anne Petit-Lagrange Anne Petit-Lagrange
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A very Parisian night. Paul plans to strangle Colette because she doesn't inspire him a single, damn camera shot. Early in the morning, he takes flight because the future is for those who get up early. Was it too late? It's too early to say.

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"A very Parisian night. Not an American "Day- for-night."- Leos Carax's directing debut.
16 January 2021 | by morrison-dylan-fanSee all my reviews

Taking part in a poll for the best films of 1980, I decided to take a glance at French films which came out that year. Having enjoyed (and reviewed) his first three works,I was happy to spot Leos Carax's first movie,leading to me heading out on a Parisian night.

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Years before he would hit the big screen with his indie Rock-scored Boy Meets Girl (1984-also reviewed) debut writer/directing auteur Leos Carax plays closer to the French New Wave rather then Cinema du Look, with Carax & cinematographer Bertrand Chatry following Paul on the streets with fluid FNW-style hand-held camera moves captured in grainy black and white.

Displaying a interest in disillusioned youth which would become a major theme in his later works, the screenplay by Carax tightly blends a poetic stream of consciousness with a nervousness over brutal crime,as Paul gets strangulation blues.


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