- Jackie Leger |
- 1986 |
- 70 minutes |
- B&W |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
RECKLESS! is a rockabilly calamity that banters with the French "nouvelle vague" style of the '60s ... in particular Breathless. Gags from Elvis musicals also show up. Mickey, a French Elvis look-alike, longs to go to America, the so-called "land of opportunity." He steals a car to get there and tries to pick up Patti, his punk girlfriend, along the way. He wants to go to Detroit - Motor City while she wants to go to Germany with her dog Graffiti. Needless to say, Patti tries to outsmart him, steal his car and money too! They prove in the end that opposites do not attract.
The music is rare '50s rock 'n' roll.
Exhibition: Edinburgh Film Festival, 1986
Note: French with English subtitles.