Mauvais Sang
Mauvais Sang (2013)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 29, 2013
DVD Release Date: May 1, 2001
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

A masterpiece of ecstatic cinema from 1986, directed by Leos Carax at the age of twenty-five.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

In a sense, Mauvais Sang is a poetic, tragic love story (actually three love stories) disguised as a B movie.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Once again we have the dancing tracking shot (to Bowie's 'Modern Love'), ventriloquism, fire breathing and a masterful, allegorical parachute jumping sequence.

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David Fear
Time Out

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.

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Scott Tobias
The Dissolve

Alex and Anna's interactions are the enchanted heart - volleying between sequences of the two at play and ones that emphasize their loneliness and disconnection.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Its romantic moody style had a lyrical way about it that was affecting.

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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

A salute, at once moody and ebullient, to the cinema of the past and the ferocious intensity of youth.

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Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine

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.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Another outstanding work by Carax.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
What is most memorable in this lyrical film about unrequited young love is Carax's stylish direction together with a sublime cinematography and production… More
Jared H
Very stylish, beautifully shot romantic drama. Though I wasn't a fan of the lead actor, there were a couple of scenes in here that were so cool they made… More