Wonderful early short from Francois Ozon challenging our take on gender roles, sexuality and the sometimes importance on how a piece of cloth is cut. Great chemistry between the 3 leads and vibrant use of colour that we would certainly see in Ozon's later work. Short but oh so sweet.
"Bang Bang, nananana bang bang..." Pardon my French, but, gosh! That song featured in the film was good! But it kinda suck that I have to be reminded of the kinky lapdance scene every time I remember this song. Hahahaha... But hey, that's probably what have made this song unforgettable.
This is definitely well made. It forced me to re-watch,to consider the things I overlooked at the first watch and still drew me in. It seems to point to the fact that the Frederic ,through his encounter with Lucia, overcome his denial and perhaps fear of his sexual orientation. I especially enjoyed Lucia's character,this very free-spirited woman who seems immersed in the joy of her sexuality.
The simple, direct, yet masterful, relation between the object and the character arc adds the necessary strength to one of the best and most gleeful depictions of repressed sexuality-related stories I was able to watch properly. Should be shown to any film student as a master-example of how to de-complicate and synthesise short film ideas and prove their potencial don't dissipate by doing it so.