A film by Leos Carax

1986 France - Drama


In Paris in the near future. Aging thieves Marc and Hans owe money to a tough American woman who gives them two weeks to pay. They scheme to steal and sell a new serum for a disease that's killing lovers, but they need someone with quick steady hands. They recruit Alex, a disaffected youth who's breaking up with Lise, his 16-year-old girlfriend. In the few days before the theft, Alex becomes enchanted with Anna, Marc's young mistress. They talk, they play, they sing, but she's in love with Marc. Lise hasn't given up on Alex either, and she comes to Paris on the day of the theft. There are double crosses, a daring rescue, and, for Alex, a waiting plane. Will he make it?

  • cast

    • Michel Piccoli
    • Juliette Binoche
    • Denis Lavant
    • Julie Delpy
  • crew

    • Production
    • Denis Chateau
    • Production
    • Alain Dahan
    • Production
    • Philippe Diaz
    • Screenplay
    • Leos Carax
    • Cinematography
    • Jean-Yves Escoffier
    • Editor
    • Nelly Quettier
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 116 min
    • Format
    • HD or 35mm
    • Sound
    • Mono
    • Language
    • French

awards & nominations +

  • Alfred Bauer Award, Berlin 1987
  • C.I.C.A.E. Award - Honorable Mention, Berlin 1987
  • 1987 Cesar Award Nominee, Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
  • 1987 Cesar Award Nominee, Most Promising Actress (Julie Delpy)
  • 1987 Cesar Award Nominee, Best Cinematography
  • 1987 Louis Delluc Award

screenings in festivals & markets

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