CINEMA: C'est La Mort

Savage Nights has a defiantly incorrect view of AIDS

Paris and Philadelphia were never exactly sister cities, except maybe to Benjamin Franklin. In current movie terms, and when the incendiary issue of AIDS is raised, the towns couldn't be further apart. The hit film Philadelphia treats its subject gingerly, making its hero a saint and a near monogamist. Cyril Collard's French film Savage Nights is defiantly incorrect, even reckless, in its political agenda. Its hero is a fellow who is HIV positive but continues to have unprotected sex. C'est la vie. C'est la mort. No big difference.

Writer-director Collard plays Jean, a bisexual filmmaker determined to keep searching for truth...

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