elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Like a Brother (Comme un frère) (2005) directed by Bernard Alapetite & Cyril Legann

Directors: Bernard Alapetite
Cyril Legann

Writers: Bernard Alapetite (writer)
Cyril Legann (writer)

Genre: Drama, Romance

Plot: Sebastien dreams of being someone else, someone more outgoing more outrageous and more sexual. When the 18 year old leaves his small French town and moves to Paris to become an actor, he reinvents himself and changes his name to Zack. The City Of Lights cast a captivating glow for young Zack. Every night he cruises the city's most fashionable gay bars, dressed to kill and hoping to find a guy who swill love him. He moves from encounter to encounter, unable to find sexual or emotional fulfillment with anyone. Alone is his bedroom at night, Zack relives memories from happier times back in his home town and the close relationship he had with his best friend Roman. When Roman calls and announces that he is coming to Paris, Zack begins to rekindle the unrequited feelings he has for his best friend and is forced to make some big decisions about his life and how to live it honestly.

The film captures the excitement, insecurity and carnal thrill of youth in a touching story of sexual exploration. --Frameline

This sensuous and charming work nimbly depicts the awkward grace of self-discovery. --Outfest

@Amazon: Like a Brother (Unrated)

Cast (in credits order)
Benoît Delière ... Sébastien / Zack
Johnny Amaro ... Bruno
Thibault Boucaux ... Romain
Adeline Ishiomin ... Marine
Amandine Maugy ... Sophie
Michel Derville ... Le père de Sébastien
Gaëtan Borg ... Laurent
Patrick Esilva ... David
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ... L'admirateur
Christian Guidicelli ... L'homme du métro

Tags: gay romance movie

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