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Knife+Heart (2018)

Un couteau dans le coeur (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Horror, Romance | 15 March 2019 (USA)
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Paris, summer 1979. Anne is a producer of cheap gay porn. When Lois, her editor and companion, leaves her, she attempts to get her back by making a more ambitious film with the flamboyant Archibald.

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Yann Gonzalez
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa Paradis ... Anne Parèze
Kate Moran ... Loïs McKenna
Nicolas Maury ... Archibald Langevin
Jonathan Genet ... Guy
Khaled Alouach Khaled Alouach ... Nans / Fouad
Félix Maritaud ... Thierry
Bertrand Mandico Bertrand Mandico ... François Tabou
Bastien Waultier Bastien Waultier ... Jean-Marie Duvernet, dit Karl
Thibault Servière Thibault Servière ... Misia
Pierre Emö Pierre Emö ... Valentin
Pierre Pirol ... Bouche d'or
Jules Ritmanic Jules Ritmanic ... Rabah
Noé Hernández Noé Hernández ... José
Romane Bohringer ... Cathy Vannier
Elina Löwensohn ... La mère de Guy
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Anne produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet with her trusted, flamboyant sidekick Archibald. But one of her actors is brutally murdered and Anne gets caught up in a strange investigation that turns her life upside down. Written by Friends of Tinman

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France | Mexico

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French | Spanish

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15 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,728, 17 March 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$32,516, 9 May 2019
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2.35 : 1
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The name of Anne Parèze's cinematographer, François Tabou, played by Bertrand Mandico, is the anagram of François About, cinematographer for some films of Anne-Marie Tensi and for a large part of the French gay porn of this period. See more »

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References Rends-moi folle (1978) See more »

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Entertaining, fun giallo-esque murder mystery with a B-Movie feel...
2 February 2019 | by b-c-tolbertSee all my reviews

I have a sick sense of humor.

So it wasn't a surprise that during most of the run time for "Heart + Knife" I was laughing my-ass off. The scenario was ridiculous, but I found a lot to relate to here as a gay man, and as a B-Movie, Giallo and cheesy gay art porn lover.

This is good camp. Like an absurd mash up of early Pedro Almodovar, James Bigod, John Waters and Gregg Araki with a little Clair Denis drama for good measure.

For me, it worked. And is one of the better queer films I've seen in a while. It's refreshingly shameless and at times very funny. You wouldn't see a film like this made in the US nowadays!

Actor Nicolas Maury was a standout for me, playing the assistant to troubled porno directress Vanessa Paradis. Every time he appeared he was reliable for a good laugh, especially during the film within a film porno scenes.

So yeah, this isn't heady stuff. It's fromage.

The kind of film that goes well with wine, weed and an open mind. Film snobs and conservatives should leave their badges at the door.


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