Leos Carax’s second film put him on the map and won the Prix Louis Delluc. Set in the near future, this tale of two aging thieves and their young recruit borrows New Wave themes while incorporating a fresh visual style. The thieves’ new cohort can’t help but be attracted to Binoche, playing a young lover of one of the thieves. —BAMcinematek
An unpredictable French filmmaker whose poetic style earned him a critically sound reputation on the heels of his debut feature, Boy Meets Girl (1984), Leos Carax has since gone on to explore the tortured ramifications of love in the modern world with such features as Lovers on the Bridge (1991) and the controversial Pola X. A native of Suresnes who was born to an American mother and a French father, Alexandre Oscar Dupont (his professional name an anagram of his first and middle names) directed a series of short films and dabbled in cinema criticism before putting his celluloid where his mouth is with his debut feature, Boy Meets Girl. A dramatic exploration of modern love, the film provided undeniable proof of Carax’s already assured, mature visual style and proved the first teaming of the director and his cinematic alter ego, Denis Lavant. In addition, Boy Meets Girl also found Carax forming a long working relationship with renowned cinematographer Jean-Yves Escoffier, a partnership… read more
Really beautiful. So fantastically '80s with all of those primary colors. Juliette Binoche, although beautiful, was a little grating, I can't really put my finger on it, something about her general character in this. The movie was just fantastic, I loved it, and young Denis Lavant is très cool. That "Modern Love" scene (I see u, Frances Ha) was so so so good.
Lo apocalíptico en el cine dialoga con la modernidad, esas (nuevas para los 80's) convenciones que desbarrancan a la humanidad a lo inhumano. "Mala sangre" simula un mundo infestado por una peste, un patógeno que es síntoma del desamor. Su antihéreo: un muchacho de 16 años. Él es el mártir que evoca a esa madurez prematura y que recuerda a las últimas palabras del replicante de "Blade runner"también un síntoma global