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Knife + Heart

Un couteau dans le coeur

Directed by Yann Gonzalez
France, Switzerland, 2018
Thriller, Mystery, LGBTQ+


Paris, 1979. Anne is a gay porn producer, damaged by alcoholism and a recent break-up with her editor Loïs. When one of the stars of Anne’s latest productions is murdered, the shoot is thrown into turmoil. However, she pushes ahead with the film, not knowing the murderer will strike again.

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Knife + Heart Directed by Yann Gonzalez
The film immediately distinguishes itself relative to the giallo canon in that nearly all of the characters come from the LGBTQ population, and in its inversion of the genre’s gender roles, the most common scenario being women as the victims of a killer or otherwise being watched, surveilled, or photographed by men.
March 15, 2019
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Drawing from a mix of vintage ’70s French porn and arthouse and exploitation auteurs, Gonzalez has crafted a singular treatise on submission, queerness and desire in film and love.
March 15, 2019
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This movie packs in plenty of cinema acrobatics and spectacle without ever feeling out of control, even as it morphs into a far-fetched whodunit.
March 14, 2019
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