About the Movie
Marc and Hans, two old gangsters, are ordered by a rival, the American woman, to repay a debt. They plan to steal the vaccine for a mysterious virus, STBO, which affects those who make love without being in love and is wreaking havoc among teenagers. After the death of their associate Jean, the two accomplices call on his son, Alex, known as "Chatterbox", who is a talented conjuror. Alex, who has just left his girlfriend Lise, falls madly in love with a girl in a white dress he sees on a bus. Her name is Anna and she turns out to be Marc's mistress...
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 12
- Fresh: 11
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 7.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: In this, his second feature, [director Leos] Carax lives up to his billing as ''the natural heir of Jean-Luc Godard,'' showing a taste for underground types and milieus, an inventive eye and a tolerance for tedium.
Fresh: A salute, at once moody and ebullient, to the cinema of the past and the ferocious intensity of youth.
Fresh: A masterpiece of ecstatic cinema from 1986, directed by Leos Carax at the age of twenty-five.
Fresh: The easiest way to find entry into the film is to accede to its reveries, even if they only temporarily make sense, and to welcome and possibly celebrate its shifting tones and techniques.