Virtual CinéSalon
Bad Blood

Mauvais sang

Tuesday, September 22–Monday, September 28, 2020
Available on Kino Marquee

Dir. Leos Carax, 1986, 116 min.
With Michel Piccoli, Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant, Julie Delpy
In French with English subtitles

In a futuristic Paris, people are dying from a mysterious sexually transmitted disease, STBO, contracted by people engaging in emotionless sex. While an antidote exists, it remains locked away. A woman known as the American hires Marc (Michel Piccoli) and his associate Alex (Denis Lavant) to steal it.

Nominated for a Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival and three César Awards—Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Most Promising Actress (Julie Delpy), Best Cinematography (Jean-Yves Escoffier)—this drama-packed neo-noir explores the grand themes of life and love within a dystopian landscape where sex has been uncoupled from passion.

Carax’s most purely delightful work … Bittersweet, haunting, and as original and eccentric as homage movies get, infusing arch neo-Godard poetics with grace notes cribbed from Griffith, Chaplin, and Cocteau.” — Village Voice

A Godard-meets-Chaplin-via-D.W. Griffith caper film.” — The New York Times