15 certificateThe Night is Young is a Film programme that first aired in 1986 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Night is Young is a 4 star programme

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The Night is Young (1986)

Directed by
Leos Carax

Michel Piccoli, Denis Lavant and Juliette Binoche star in Leos Carax's futuristic film noir, a romance/crime-thriller set against the backdrop of a sexually transmitted pandemic. An American woman wants to get her hands on a serum that's locked away in a Parisian laboratory; the antiviral is the only cure for STBO, a fatal disease that's spread by people who make love without emotional connection with their partner. She hires Marc for the job, who in turn hires his dead partner-in-crime's son Alex, a card sharp, to help him. Meanwhile, a chance sighting of a woman called Anna convinces Alex that he's found the love of his life, but he soon discovers she's already involved with Marc... Also featuring Mireille Perrier and Julie Delphy. As with Boy Meets Girl, the memorable cinematography is provided by Jean-Yves Escoffier. The final movie of a triple-bill, shown over three consecutive nights, from and featuring maverick filmmaker Leos Carax.

Written by

Also known as "Mauvais sang"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1986

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: France

Filmed in Colour

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Michel Piccoli...Marc
Image for Juliette BinocheJuliette Binoche...Anna
Denis Lavant...Alex
Hans Meyer...Hans
Julie Delpy...Lise
Carroll Brooks...The American woman
Hugo Pratt...Boris
Mireille Perrier...The young mother
Serge Reggiani...Charlie
Jérôme Zucca...Thomas
Paul Handford
Charles Schmitt
François Négret
Philippe Fretun
Thomas Peckre