L'amour braque

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L'amour braque
L'amour braque.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Andrzej Zulawski
Produced by Antoine Gannagé
Alain Sarde
Written by Etienne Roda-Gil
Andrzej Zulawski
Fyodor Dostoevsky
(The Idiot)
Starring Sophie Marceau
Francis Huster
Tchéky Karyo
Music by Stanislas Syrewicz
Cinematography Jean-François Robin
Edited by Marie-Sophie Dubus
Distributed by AMLF (France)
Release dates
  • 27 February 1985 (1985-02-27) (France)
Running time 101 minutes
Country France
Language French

L'amour braque (English: Mad love) is a 1985 French romantic drama film directed by Andrzej Zulawski and starring Sophie Marceau, Francis Huster, and Tchéky Karyo. Inspired by Dostoyevsky's novel The Idiot the film is about a bank robber who meets a neurotic dreamer on his way to Paris whom he considers to be an idiot. The dreamer follows him everywhere and soon falls in love with his girlfriend, resulting in a tragic ending.[1] The film received a Fantasporto International Fantasy Film Award Nomination for Best Film in 1986.[2]


Following a successful bank robbery, Micky (Tchéky Karyo) tries to take back his girlfriend Mary (Sophie Marceau) who had been taken from him by the brothers Venin. On his way to Paris, Micky meets Leon (Francis Huster), a neurotic dreamer who is considered an idiot by Micky and his associates. Uncertain about Micky's actions, Leon follows him everywhere and eventually falls in love with Mary. This strange love triangle leads to a tragic ending.[1]



  1. ^ a b "L'amour braque". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Awards for L'amour braque". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Full cast and crew for L'amour braque". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 

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