Mad Love (L’Amour Braque)

Directed by Andrzej Zulawski
Year: 1985
Running Time: 105 minutes
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles

Sophie Marceau (The World Is Not Enough, Braveheart, Police), Francis Huster (La Femme Publique, Le Dîner de Cons) and Tchéky Karyo (La Femme Nikita, Dobermann) form the mad love-triangle at the core of Andrzej Zulawski’s L’Amour Braque (a.k.a. MAD LOVE), a postmodern, existentialist homage to Fyodor Dostoevsky’s classic novel The Idiot. A manic bank robber (Karyo) aims to take back his beloved moll (Marceau) from rival gangsters. On a train to Paris, he meets a neurotic dreamer (Huster) who assumes the mantle of the tale’s “idiot” and gets swept up in the ensuing maelstrom of love and vengeance. Brimming with outbursts of energy and eruptions of emotional violence, L’Amour Braque is a deliriously unique, perverse and bloody ballet choreographed by the visionary director of Possession and Cosmos.

Cast
Sophie Marceau
Tcheky Karyo
Christiane Jean
Francis Huster
Jean-Marc Bory
Michel Albertini
Roland Dubillard

Crew
Directed by Andrzej Zulawski