Directed by Leos Carax • 1984 • France
Starring Denis Lavant, Mireille Perrier, Carroll Brooks
The first feature by Leos Carax (made when he was just twenty-three years old) is an intoxicating, lusciously stylized evocation of a nocturnal Paris populated by moody misfits and lost souls. Among them are Alex (Denis Lavant), an aspiring filmmaker whose girlfriend has just left him for his best friend, and Mireille (Mireille Perrier), a young woman who is contemplating suicide after being jilted by her lover. Over the course of a night, the two find themselves joined by fate in a passionate romance alive to both the ecstasy and ennui of youth.