- Also check our best rated Box Set reviews
The Leos Carax Collection [DVD]
Frequently Bought Together
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Compilation of films by French cinema's enfant terrible Leos Carax. 'Boy Meets Girl' (1983) is the directorial debut for Carax and features a darkly comic, gentle love story involving two strangers destined to meet after their relationships break down. 'Night is Young' (1986) sees petty thief and street hustler Alex (Denis Lavant) plotting to steal a new miracle cure for an AIDS-like virus on behalf of his gangster friend Marc (Michel Piccoli). This attracts the notice of a mysterious American woman who also wants the serum. In 'Pola X' (1999), wealthy French writer Pierre Valombreuse (Guillaume Depardieu) has a long-lost, illegitimate sister, Isabelle (Katerina Golubeva), whom his mother Marie (Catherine Deneuve) has kept secret from him. Pierre abandons his fiancée, Lucie, and takes to the road with Isabelle, eventually joining a commune where he intends to write his second novel. However, the presence of his sister proves to be an unsettling influence on Pierre's life.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Carax, along with contemporaries Luc Besson (The Last Battle, Subway, Le Femme Nikita) and Jean-Jacques Beineix (Diva, The Moon in the Gutter, Beatty Blue) made a name for himself in the early-to-mid nineteen-eighties; emerging from the short-lived "cinema du look" movement with a pair of quirky and melancholic romantic fantasy films, Boy Meets Girl (1984) and Mauvais Sang (1986), before taking his central themes of unrequited love and alienated Parisian youth to the next conceivable level with the film Les Amants Du Pont-Neuf (1991). That particular film was supposed to be one that would finally introduce Carax to a wider cinematic audience; finding the filmmaker refining his usual themes and structural preoccupations with a larger budget and much in the way of creative freedom. Sadly, things didn't go to plan; the eventual film - a wildly uneven though often quite captivating blend of romantic folly and violent social realism - went massively over-budget and over-schedule before finally limping out with a limited release almost half a decade after Carax had initially started the project.
As with the aforementioned Besson and Beineix, Carax's work is high on style and short on plot; often seeming like a collection of random scenes, linked by one or two reoccurring characters, that accumulate over the course of the film's duration to create a kind of whole.Read more ›
As for the third one in this box, "pola x", I think it's a bit disappointing, and it would have been better to put his real third film, " the lovers on the bridge", which is more in the universe of the two others.