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Mauvais Sang Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

This critically acclaimed French drama blends film noir and science fiction elements in a story about a strange and deadly plague. A sexually transmitted disease called STBO is sweeping the country; it's spread by having sex without emotional involvement, and most of its victims are teenagers who make love out of curiosity rather than commitment. While a serum that can treat the disease has been formulated, it's been locked away in an inaccessible government building, and most of those suffering can't get at it. A woman known as "The American" (Carroll Brooks) has hired Marc (Michel Piccoli), who is deep in debt and desperate for cash, to steal the drug; Marc enlists the aid of Alex (Denis Lavant), the teenage son of one of his close friends, to help pull off the robbery. Alex is in love with Lise (Julie Delpy), a girl his age that he's been involved with, but he finds himself attracted to Anna (Juliette Binoche), Marc's younger lover who is determined to stand by her man. Mauvais Sang received the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival and the International Fantasy Film Award at the Fantasporto Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 30, 1987

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Film Critics Circle Leos Carax Prix Louis-Delluc 1986 Winner
Berlin International Film Festival Leos Carax Alfred Bauer Prize 1987 Winner

Crew

Leos Carax
Director
Philippe Diaz
Producer
Alain Dahan
Producer
Leos Carax
Screenwriter
Jean-Yves Escoffier
Cinematographer
Sergey Prokofiev
Composer (Music Score)
Nelly Quettier
Editor
Michel Vandestien
Production Designer
Guy Trielli
Special Effects
Antoine Beau
First Assistant Director
Chantal Houdoy
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