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MAD LOVE

by Andrzej Zulawski

synopsis

After the successful bank robbery Micky hopes to take back his girlfriend Mary who has been taken from him by the brothers Venin. On the way to Paris he meets one Leon, a neurotic and dreamer, whom he and his associates consider an idiot. Leon can hardly understand what Micky is up to but he follows him everywhere and soon falls in love with Mary. This strange love triangle resolves in a tragic ending. Strange it may seem but the credits tell us that "The film is inspired by Dostoyevsky's "The Idiot" and intended as a homage to the great writer".

international title: Mad Love
original title: L'amour braque
country: France
year: 1985
genre: fiction
directed by: Andrzej Zulawski
film run: 101'
screenplay: Étienne Roda-Gil, Andrzej Zulawski
cast: Sophie Marceau, Francis Huster, Tchéky Karyo
cinematography by: Jean-François Robin
film editing: Marie-Sophie Dubus
art director: Dominique André
costumes designer: Olga Pelletier
producer: Antoine Gannagé, Alain Sarde
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