My Old Addiction

Mauvais Sang (Bad Blood)

BB.5

(out of 5)


Stunning but uninspiring romantic thriller by Leos Carax is a terrific trip back to the 80s new wave European cinema that fans of Diva can revel in. After learns about his father’s suicide on the Paris Metro, he is recruited by his father’s mobster buddy () to aid a heist in order to pay back an American boss () to whom both the older men owed money. Lavant agrees because of the cash reward, and is sidetracked from his goal by Piccoli’s beautiful girlfriend (a very young ), with whom he strikes up a tender romance. Carax blends all elements of the story, rough and soft, with exceptional ease, but there are too many scenes that stop and ponder the fate of the lovers that can be frustrating. Still, the innovative edits and gorgeous photography do provide a plus.


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France, 1986

Directed by

Screenplay by Leos Carax

Cinematography by

Produced by

Production Design by , ,

Costume Design by , ,

Film Editing by

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