Fulfilling his early promise as one of the most gifted filmmakers of his generation, Carax's inventive second film brilliantly meshes a tale of young love with elements of science fiction thriller. Denis Lavant plays Alex, a young punk who becomes involved with a veteran criminal gang plotting to steal a serum that cures a disease that is killing lovers. But when Alex falls for Anna (Juliette Binocche), the mistress of the group's leader (Michel Piccoli), matters begin to get complicated. Darkly humorous, visually stunning and uniquely stylish. 'The Night is Young' pays imaginative homage to Carax's influences and is one of the most remarkable French films of the early '80s.
Night is Young
- The Night Is Young review by Jackgold
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Director Carax seems to set a standard for the 80's a stunning film which seems to draw atmosphere from every scene. A tale of a young man desperate to find a goal in life an old gangster fighting to stay alive and Anna(Binoche) the link between them and wanting them both.
I still find it difficult to belief that Binoche aged twentytwo could supply such a performance at the beginning of her career. To most they would consider it their peak.
Outstanding film and performances that leaves you thinking and needing more.