KNIFE + HEART

German Age Rating

Paris in the summer of 1979: Anne is earning a living as a director and producer of mediocre gay porn movies. When she's dumped by her girlfriend Loïs, Anne decides to win back her lover, who is also the editor of her films, with an ambitious film project. Shooting is, however, overshadowed by a brutal series of murders. A mysterious killer with a switchblade dildo is decimating the cast and crew. With the police investigation making no progress, Anne wants to set a trap for the murderer herself, but her plan puts the remaining team members in grave danger.

tags: Filmmaking, Queer, Feature film, Thriller, Crime/Murder

Cast: Vanessa Paradis, Nicolas Maury, Kate Moran, Jonathan Genet, Khaled Alouach

Credits

Screenplay: Yann Gonzalez, Cristiano Mangione

Director of Photography: Simon Beaufils

Film Editor: Raphaël Lefèvre

Composer: M83

Production Designer: Sidney Dubois

Costume Design: Pauline Jacquard

Sound: Jean-Barthélémy Velay, Damien Boitel, Xavier Thieulin

Producer: Charles Gillibert

Co-Producer: Julio Chavezmontes, Consuelo Frauenfelder

Production Company: CG Cinéma

World Sales: Kinology

Distributor: Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH

Director: Yann Gonzalez

biography

Yann Gonzalez was born in Nice, France, in 1977. Three of his short films, BY THE KISS (2006), ENTRACTE (2007), and JE VOUS HAIS PETITES FILLES (2008), were selected for the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes. YOU AND THE NIGHT (2013), whose screenplay he also authored, was his feature-length debut. His short film ISLANDS (2017) was awarded the Queer Palm in the category of short film at the 2017 Cannes Festival. Yann Gonzalez is also a film critic for such magazines as "Chronic'art" and "Max". His brother Anthony, front man of the band M83, composed the music for YOU AND THE NIGHT and KNIFE+HEART, while Yann contributed lyrics to the M83 albums "Before the Dawn Heals Us" (2005) and "Hurry Up! We're Dreaming" (2011).

Screenings

Friday, 6/28/2019, 8:30 PM (102 Min.)
Rio 1
Sunday, 6/30/2019, 10:30 PM (102 Min.)
Münchner Freiheit 1
Wednesday, 7/3/2019, 4:30 PM (102 Min.)
ASTOR Club Kino
Friday, 7/5/2019, 6:15 PM (102 Min.)
Gasteig Carl-Amery-Saal
Select Press