The action takes place during the summer of 1979 in Paris.
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.
The film has a big heart sometimes for the victims, and yet the deaths are so sadistic and so brutal… It didn’t have the empathy that I thought it should have.
Knife+Heart is nothing if not stunning in its 70s aesthetic with film grain, sumptuous neon glows, and synth score [even if the climax] feels more convenient than fulfilling.
Variously gorgeous, ethereal, artful and tacky, both Anne’s film and Gonzalez’s are sustained by a throbbing sexual energy, aided by French electronic act M83’s twinkling, club‑inspired score.
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