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Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur)

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  • Official Trailer w/ English subtitles

Movie Info & Cast


Paris, Summer 1979. Anne (Vanessa Paradis) produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet with her trusted, flaming sidekick Archibald. But one of her actors is brutally murdered and Anne gets caught up in a strange investigation that turns her life upside-down.


  • Vanessa Paradis
  • Nicolas Maury
  • Kate Moran
  • Jonathan Genet
  • Félix Maritaud
  • Khaled Alouach
  • Noé Hernández
  • Thibault Servière
  • Bertrand Mandico
  • Bastien Waultier

Did You Know?


  • The score for the film was composed by Anthony Gonzalez of M83 who is director Yann Gonzalez's brother.
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    • Nans: The more you kill me, the more I love you
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Apr 1, 2019

I highly suggest seeking out Knife+Heart if you like 70s 80s B-movie and exploitation films. This was a spot-on homage to the beloved genre. It’s hilarious and haunting and genuinely beautiful, an ambitious film that the more prudish amongst us will be squirming in their seats during. So this is definitely not something to go see with your parents, regardless of your and their ages.

Metacritic review by Lorry Kikta
Lorry Kikta
Film Threat
May 19, 2018

Knife hits you from its very first frame — and this is really a frame of celluloid and not a file of gigabytes — as a work engulfed in the pleasures of filmmaking's past.

Metacritic review by Jordan Mintzer
Jordan Mintzer
The Hollywood Reporter
May 19, 2018

A film drunk on its own trashy, lurid aesthetic, Knife + Heart (Un Couteau Dans Le Coeur) has style to burn but not as much sense.

Metacritic review by Tim Grierson
Tim Grierson
Screen International