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Mauvais Sang
     

Mauvais Sang

Director: Leos Carax

Cast: Denis Lavant, Michel Piccoli, Juliette Binoche

 
Juliette Binoche stars in this dark and futuristic drama, which has been given a well-rounded presentation for its North American DVD release. Mauvais Sang (aka Bad Blood) has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.66:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered

Overview

Juliette Binoche stars in this dark and futuristic drama, which has been given a well-rounded presentation for its North American DVD release. Mauvais Sang (aka Bad Blood) has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.66:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The dialogue is in French, with optional English subtitles included. Bonus materials include the film's original trailer, deleted scenes, an interview with filmmaker Leos Carax, cast and crew filmographies, and links to related Internet websites.

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The second film in his so-called Alex trilogy, Leos Carax's Mauvais Sang might be the most ecstatic entry in the French auteur's sparse oeuvre. A movie brimming with giddy excess and hopeless romanticism, Mauvais Sang makes no apologies for privileging sentiment over sense. The improbable sci-fi plot is perfunctory pulp; it's nothing more than an excuse to string together exhilarating bursts of movie-drunk moments. As in the other installments of the trilogy, Carax casts the remarkable Denis Lavant as his lead and alter ego, Alex (Carax's given name). Young and impulsive, Alex is the quintessential Carax protagonist: a brooding and romantic obsessive searching restlessly for pure -- and hence, fleeting -- love. Paralleling this obsession is Carax's own passion for cinema. If his whimsy and earnestness are redolent of silent film, his exploration of the expressive possibilities of the medium recalls the early French New Wave. The movie's elliptical cutting, stylized mise-en-scéne, and sound-stage look cohere into a lyrical, pop-infused view of the world. Perhaps no scene encapsulates the movie's spirit best than a rousing musical interlude. Carax's tracking camera follows Alex as he staggers, limps, and finally breaks into a sprint on a deserted city street to David Bowie's "Modern Love." Anticipating a similar musical epiphany in his next film, The Lovers on the Bridge, the scene also captures the liberating audacity of Carax's cockeyed romanticism.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/10/2001
UPC:
0720917527123
Original Release:
1986
Rating:
NR
Source:
Fox Lorber
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:05:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Production credits; Filmographies; Interview with Leos Carax; Outtakes; Trailer; Web links; Enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Denis Lavant Alex
Michel Piccoli Marc
Juliette Binoche Anna
Hans Meyer Hans
Julie Delpy Lise
Carroll Brooks The American woman
Hugo Pratt Boris
Serge Reggiani Charlie
Mireille Perrier The Young Mother
Jerome Zucca Thomas
Charles Schmitt Commissar
Philippe Fretin Actor
François Négret Actor

Technical Credits
Leos Carax Director,Screenwriter
Antoine Beau Asst. Director
Alain Dahan Producer
Philippe Diaz Producer
Jean-Yves Escoffier Cinematographer
Chantal Houdoy Makeup
Sergey Prokofiev Score Composer
Nelly Quettier Editor
Guy Trielli Special Effects
Michel Vandestien Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Access
1. Quiet Boris [10:04]
2. Card Tricks [6:11]
3. Chasing Alex [6:50]
4. Alex and Anna [4:45]
5. Tangled Cord [3:32]
6. The Fight [8:00]
7. Modern Love [8:18]
8. Goodnight, Alex [10:51]
9. Bare Feet [3:37]
10. Baby Steps [4:02]
11. The Proposal [3:20]
12. The Break-In [4:53]
13. Stealing the Serum [10:15]
14. Snow [9:01]
15. Shootout [5:43]
16. Departure [7:54]

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