Mauvais Sang Reviews
Anyways, there are these 2 old guys who decide to steal a serum that will allegedly heal the disease, or they are forced to steal it for some American woman, or something like that. Unfortunately their partner kills himself so they have to seek out his son in order to pull off the job. I'm not sure what these old guys have to do with the robbery, because the kid does all the work (but that's not until much later in the movie.) Maybe those guys planned it.
In reality this film is not so much about the robbery, but about the kid's crush on a young woman who is dating one of the old guys. At least, I think that's supposed to be the primary theme because the movie just stops moving the plot forward in order to let these two spend time flirting with one another. It's kind of awkward since she is genuinely in love with the old guy, so their relationship is very one-sided.
Well after the longest night in history (I think I managed to stay awake for the whole thing) more conversations happen and then the robbery occurs. It's pretty fast and doesn't offer any thrills, until the cops show up and threaten to catch him in the act. Luckily, the cops care so much about this thief that they stand down and let him get away with his robbery because he threatens to shoot himself otherwise. Not really sure why they care about that, but they do. Then the kid does some stuff to hide the serum, and he gets shot and instead of seeking medical attention he tries to run away (I have no idea what happened to the serum after that.)
It's not a movie where I thought "I hate this" but it's a movie where I kept thinking "what is this?" It confused me so much. I needed a cheat sheet or Cliff's Notes in order to comprehend what I just watched. And, even when I did know what was going on, the story moved at a snail's pace. Certainly not a film that was for me.
(!986) The Night Is Young/ Mauvais sang
(In French with English subtitles)
PSYCHOLOGICAL DRAMA/ ART HOUSE
An unknown man gets killed while waiting for the subway, we don't really know who he is nor quite know why he was killed. As it turns out, he happens to be one of the two people of a group who owed this lady a lot of money which Marc (Michel Piccoli)was only given only two weeks to repay all that money back as well as pay for his partners as well. This father who was killed also happens to have a son named Alex (Denis Lavant), and they recruit him for his father's place to steal some chemical vials. This little scenario serves no purpose but a backdrop to the many pointless advance scenes of Alex toward a young Anna(Juliette Binoche) since she's already in love with Marc who's like 70 year old. Written and directed by Leos Carax who's Influenced by Jean Luc Godard which there's a lot of meanderings and to me that's dull and boring. Julie Delpy also stars in this as Alex's girlfriend Lise.
2 out of 4 stars
Tengo que confesar, que mientras veía la película no la entendí mucho, las escenas no tenían una continuidad, y había simbolismos por todas partes, pero me costó comprender lo que pasaba. Hasta que leí la sipnosis, es cuando todo empezó a tener sentido. La fotografía es hermosa y hay unas escenas que me quitaron el aliento. Los colores también le dieron a la película un toque especial.