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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

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

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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