L’Homme Blesse (1983)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB

Alternate title:  The Wounded Man

France, 1983.  Gaumont, AJO Distribution, Partner’s Productions, Renn Productions, Oliane Productions, Azor Films, France 3 Cinéma.  Screenplay by , Patrice Chereau.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Cannes Film Festival 1983.  

 stars as a young Parisian man whose awakening to his attraction to men is expressed through furtive encounters in train station bathrooms. When he meets a wise and tough street hustler (), he immediately becomes obsessed with him to a dangerous extent. He follows the man around hoping to ingratiate himself into his life, but his devotion is so strong that it threatens to have very unfortunate results. Excellent character study that is typical of French cinema, with terrific acting from two very reliable stars, featuring some very shocking imagery that should only be viewed by adults.

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