fiction / 1986 / France, Switzerland / col. / 114 min.
Director: Leos Carax
Screenplay: Leos Carax
Photography: Jean-Yves Escoffier
Editor: Nelly Quettier
Music: Benjamin Britten, Sergej Prokofiev
Cast: Michel Piccoli, Denis Lavant, Juliette Binoche, Hans Meyer, Julie Delpy, Carroll Brooks, Mireille Perrier, Serge Reggiani, François Négret, Leos Carax, Eric Vasberg, Philippe Fretun, Jérôme Zucca, Thomas Peckre
Marc and Hans owe money to an American woman. In order to pay their debts, they want to steal and sell a serum for a virus which has spread around Paris killing lovers. Marc used to know Alex’ father and asks him to steal the serum, trusting him to be skillful enough for the task. Although he is romantically involved with Lise, Alex falls in love with Marc’s mistress... The Night is Young is an exceptionally spontaneous, energetic and in many ways entertaining film, in which Carax blends romance (his characteristic theme of l’amour fou) with crime elements. (source: Cinematik)