Mauvais Sang
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This critically acclaimed French drama blends film noir and science fiction elements in a story about a strange and deadly plague. A sexually transmitted disease called STBO is sweeping the country; it's spread by having sex without emotional involvement, and most of its victims are teenagers who make love out of curiosity rather than commitment. While a serum that can treat the disease has been formulated, it's been locked away in an inaccessible government building, and most of those suffering can't get at it. A woman known as "The American" (Carroll Brooks) has hired… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Carax does not want to tell you a story. He wants to express, in the purest way he can, his infatuation with storytelling through images and genre conventions, performance and voyeurism, cinema and cinephilia."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"Once again we have the dancing tracking shot (to Bowie's 'Modern Love'), ventriloquism, fire breathing and a masterful, allegorical parachute jumping sequence."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"A salute, at once moody and ebullient, to the cinema of the past and the ferocious intensity of youth."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
"Its romantic moody style had a lyrical way about it that was affecting."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The easiest way to find entry into the film is to accede to its reveries, even if they only temporarily make sense, and to welcome and possibly celebrate its shifting tones and techniques."
‑ Kalvin Henely, Slant Magazine
"Another outstanding work by Carax."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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