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Seen on: 08/01/2019, 09/20/2018 (rewatch)

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Knife+Heart (2018)

Directed by Yann Gonzalez

Crime | Mystery

Most recently watched by sleestakk, sleestakk, sensoria

Overview

In the summer of 1979, gay porn producer Anne sets out to film her most ambitious film yet, but her actors are picked off, one by one, by a mysterious killer.

Rated NR | Length 103 minutes

Actors

Elina Löwensohn | Jacques Nolot | Romane Bohringer | Vanessa Paradis | Yann Collette | Noé Hernández | Florence Giorgetti | Ingrid Bourgoin | Bertrand Mandico | Nicolas Maury | Kate Moran | Jules Ritmanic | Julie Brémond | Pierre-Vincent Chapus | Jonathan Genet | Agnès Berthon | Christophe Bier | Renan Prévot | Khaled Alouach | Els Deceukelier | Simon Thiébaut | Thomas Ducasse | Félix Maritaud | Naelle Dariya | Pierre Emö | Pierre Pirol | Thibault Servière | Bastien Waultier | Dourane Fall | Ndoho Ange | Teymour El Attar | Bertrand de Roffignac | Rémi Lauby | Jérémy Benkemoun | Tanguy Roger | Thomas Bouyou | Gilles Carré | Olivier Mulin | Prince Zefy | Valérie Lesage | Lionel Abenaqui | Lisa Signorini | Nicolas Dax | Jérémy Flaum | Roméo Husquin | Mathis Porcel | Igor Dewe

Viewing Notes

Expiring on MUBI (yes, it’s on Shudder too) so I fired it up and got immersed in it. Like more than I did at FF. I think it plays a little better on the small screen. Shit, this was shot on 35mm & 16mm! No wonder it looks so damn good.

I did recall something that drove me nuts on that first viewing: there’s a kid wearing a KISS shirt for their album “Creatures of the Night” which was released in 1982. The movie takes place in 1979.

Yeah it’s a small thing but when you know it, it stands out like a sore thumb. And you can’t forget it.

Love Kate Moran as Lois. She’s done a few other Yann films. Wonder if I can find those. Tbh the end credits scene is better than the film (but it takes the entire film to make that credit scene so good).

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