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.