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BAD BLOOD

France, 1986 (MIFF 2012, Leos Carax: The Last Romantic)

Director: Leos Carax

BAD BLOOD

“In many ways [Carax's] most purely delightful work - bittersweet, haunting, and as original and eccentric as homage movies get, infusing arch neo-Godard poetics with grace notes cribbed from Griffith, Chaplin, and Cocteau.” - Village Voice

In his second feature, Leos Carax delivers a “work of breathtaking ecstasy and preternatural wisdom” (New York Times), building on his taste for underground milieux and his imaginative eye.

To repay a debt, two Parisian thieves (Michel Piccoli and Hans Meyer) scheme to steal a serum for a disease that's killing lovers who make love without feeling love. They recruit Alex (Denis Lavant) to assist, but he is easily distracted by his conspirator's girlfriend (Juliette Binoche).

“It is as if we were travelling on a comet, in a world different from our own.” - Senses of Cinema

D/S Leos Carax P Alain Dahan WS Institute Française L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/1986

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