Lens returns to Paris to find his only true love, Madeleine. As his search continues, he meets a nurse with whom he starts a love story marked by jealousy and self-destruction.
A filmmaker of intensity, of bodies and of shadows, Grandieux maximizes here the characteristics of his expressionist style, which centers on the impossibility of separating desire from death, violence and money. The abundance of sexual scenes connects a plot that resembles a ghost train driven by love understood as a passion that’s incomplete, unless it’s open to the darkest, most unusual and abject impulses. Malgré la nuit is the journey through an underground hell of betrayal and manipulation by its orphan characters, who lack any kind of stability and are always on the edge. Bon voyage. JZ
D: Philippe Grandrieux P: Catherine Jaques CP: Lopsem I: Arianne Labed, Roxane Mesquida, Kristian Marr, Paul Hamy
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He was born in France in 1954. He studied film at Brussels’ Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle and made his first video installation in 1976. He has directed many films, including A New Life (2002; Bafici ‘03) and The Beauty May Have Strengthened Our Resoluteness - Masao Adachi (2011; Bafici ‘14).