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Mauvais Sang

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Directed by Léos Carax
France, 1986
Crime, Romance
      French
      English

Synopsis

Alex, an ex-con and the teenage son of a murdered criminal, is coerced by two former associates of his father into stealing the antidote to a deadly AIDS-like virus. As he falls for the crime boss’ mistress, a rival gang lurks in the shadows, also intent upon securing the precious serum.

Our take

A hot blooded ‘80s potion of gangster cinema, AIDS fears, and giddy romance, Leos Carax’s second film features a young Juliette Binoche in one of her first major roles—next to Denis Lavant, Michel Piccoli and Julie Delpy!—while its soundtrack includes Bowie’s “Modern Love” in a now-iconic scene.

Synopsis

Alex, an ex-con and the teenage son of a murdered criminal, is coerced by two former associates of his father into stealing the antidote to a deadly AIDS-like virus. As he falls for the crime boss’ mistress, a rival gang lurks in the shadows, also intent upon securing the precious serum.

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Mauvais SangDirected byLéos Carax
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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
1987 | Winner: Alfred Bauer Award
1987 | Honorable Mention: C.I.C.A.E. Award

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