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Knife + Heart.jpg
Film poster
Directed byYann Gonzalez
Written byYann Gonzalez
Cristiano Mangione
StarringVanessa Paradis
Music byM83
Release date
  • 17 May 2018 (2018-05-17) (Cannes)
  • 27 June 2018 (2018-06-27) (France)
Budget€3,4 million[1]
Box office$287,321[2]

Knife+Heart (French: Un couteau dans le cœur) is a 2018 French drama film directed by Yann Gonzalez. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.[3][4]


In the summer of 1979 in Paris, Anne, a woman producer of gay porn is abandoned by her companion and editor, Lois. Anne attempts to win Lois back by making a more ambitious film with the flamboyant Archibald but gets involved in a murder.



Katie Rife of The A.V. Club gave the film a B.[5]


  1. ^ "Un couteau dans le coeur (2018) - JPBox-Office". Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Un couteau dans le coeur". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  3. ^ "The 2018 Official Selection". Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  4. ^ Keslassy, Elsa. "Cannes Adds Lars von Trier's 'The House That Jack Built,' Sets Terry Gilliam's 'Don Quixote' as Closer". Variety. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  5. ^ Rife, Katie (14 March 2019). "Giallo Gets a Porno-Chic Makeover in the Kinky, Queer, and Colorful Knife + Heart". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 14 March 2019.

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