The story of a passion between Jean and Farid, thwarted by incomprehension, opposite cultures, and impossible departures. Farid is trapped by the police. After his death, sorrow and pent-up violence are released. And Jean leaves, alone, for Algiers. –uniFrance
Cyril Collard (19 December 1957, Paris – 5 March 1993) was a French author, filmmaker, composer, and actor. He is known for his unapologetic portrayals of bisexuality and HIV in art, particularly his autobiographical novel and film Les nuits fauves (Savage Nights). Openly bisexual, Collard was also one of the first French artists to speak openly about his HIV-positive status.
The semi-autobiographical Savage Nights (Les nuits fauves), finished in 1992, was Collard’s first and only feature film. It won four Césars (best editing, best film, best first work, and most promising actress) in 1993. Unfortunately, Collard did not live to accept his award; he had died three days earlier.
Early in his career, Collard assisted fellow director Maurice Pialat and directed six music videos, as well as several television programs. Among the music videos he directed were those of French-Algerian band Carte de Séjour, whose lead singer Rachid Taha is one… read more