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Les nuits fauves

Runtime:
126.0 min.
Year of Production:
1992
Country:
France/Italy
Director:
Cast:
Romane Bohringer
Carlos López
Corine Blue
Claude Winter
René-Marc Bini
Maria Schneider
Clémentine Célarié
Laura Favali
Denis D'Archangelo
Jean-Jacques Jauffret
Aissa Jabri
Francisco Gimenez
Marine Delterme
Yannick Tolila
Olivier Pajot
Diego Porres
Stephan Lakatos
Christophe Chantre
Michel Voletti
Régine Arniaud
Production Company:
Banfilm
Berlinale Section:
Panorama

After a film shoot in Morocco, Jean, a thirty-year-old cameraman, returns to Paris and throws himself into his old excessive ways, despite his HIV infection. Roaring through the night in his sports car he relentlessly pursues quick sex with men on the banks of the Seine, at the same time as loving Laura and being in a relationship with Samy. He abandons himself to his increasingly licentious desires which also engulf Laura and Samy in sleepless nights. All three are exhausting themselves on a feverish and emotional rollercoaster ride, electrified by longing and a raging lust for life, walking the line between passion and destruction. Laura’s unconditional devotion opens up a new reality for Jean: he begins to see the others and finally even himself in a new light and to take them into his heart. Based on his eponymous novel, Cyril Collard’s debut both surprises and captivates thanks to its panoply of ideas, unusual camera angles and dramatic leaps that flout all sense of narrative order. Not only did Collard compose the music for his work, he also took the leading role. He was one of the first artists in France to publicly declare his HIV-positive status. He died of immunodeficiency at the age of 35, just three days before his work won four Césars under jury president Marcello Mastroianni.

FILMOGRAFIE Cyril Collard (selection)

1992 Les nuits fauves 

Trailer
Cyril Collard @ IMDb

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