Bad Blood

Set in Paris in 1986, in the year which the film is made, it is also a story about nearest future. It is a criminal film but also a love story and a fairy tale. A modern version of gangster films. In 1986, was the return year of Halley comet? And Carax indicates at least the effects of this event in France. Paris seems living the last days of the world is near. The climate is totally changed, the nights are unbearably hot and a virus named STPO kills the ones who make love without the feeling of love. Two competing gangs are after the vaccine produced against the virus. Alex and his girlfriend with the help of the old gangster Marc, make a plan to get the vaccine before anyone else. In the film there is no certainty, the story is seems to be obscured by the clouds. The characters are irrelevant. If made by another director and photographer it would have been a boring criminal film. But Carax, with a magical touch succeeded to make a marvelous film.
France
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1986

Director
Leos Carax

Script
Leos Carax

Cinematography
Jean Yves Escoffier

Editing
Helene Müller
Nelly Quettier

Production
Les Film Plain-Champs

Cast
Denis Lavant
Hans Mayer
Juliette Bnoche
July Deply
Michel Piccoli

Music
Benjamin Britten
Charles Chaplin
Sergey Prokofiyev

Awards
Special Prize Berlin 1986; Louis Delluc Prize 1986

Festivals
3rd Festival on Wheels
BEST OF EUROPE