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Savage Nights (Les Nuits Fauves)1992

Savage Nights (Les Nuits Fauves) (1992)



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A complex and emotionally rich tale about AIDS, deception, and love. Jean, a bisexual involved with both a teenage girl and another man, discovers that he's HIV+. Despite his knowledge, he continues pursuing true romance and casual sex with an almost reckless abandon -- flirting with danger and deception by not always telling his lovers the truth about his illness.


Corine Blue
as Laura's Mother
Claude Winter
as Jean's Mother
Denis D'Archangelo
as Cabaret Singer
Jean-Jacques Jauffret
as Pierre Olivier
Olivier Pajot
as Lempereur
Michel Voletti
as Mr. Andre
Anna Lopez Villanua
as Samy's Mother
Rosa Castro
as Housekeeper
Nella Banfi
as Store Manager
Olivia Reynaud
as Laura's Friend
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Critic Reviews for Savage Nights (Les Nuits Fauves)

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

Bohringer makes the character real in countless details, and Laura's confusion and vulnerability undermine Collard's theme.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The film has a degree of candour and integrity which is exceptional in an industry which ordinarily relies on teamwork.

July 24, 2018 | Full Review…

In his portrayal of a man sentenced to death but living life to the fullest, Collard has put together a compelling and original study of daring, dangerous, almost homicidal sexuality in these plague years.

April 16, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

One of the first and most audacious films about AIDS, in which director Collard cast himself in the lead because French actors were reportedly concerned about playing a bisexual, HIV character.

November 29, 2006 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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