Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel. An attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this, but wants to live out his passion anyway.
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Unlike "Blue is the warmest color", this film's does manage to make the abundant scenes of gay sex feel realistic, non-exploitative and conveying. Set in a sensual and superficial environment, the way the story elaborates makes it easy to understand the main character's vulnerability to the anesthetic power of beauty.
Stunning thriller containing equal measures of suspense and placid and icy calm. The tone and pace captures both the beauty of the lake setting and the carnal longing and loneliness of the men cruising the beach day in and day out. The desperate need for love, sex and companionship, not matter what the cost, is hauntingly displayed and makes for an interesting portrayal of human fault and frailty. Highly recommended.
A condom is necessary for sex. It protects us from STDs & gives us security feeling. In movie, talking about a condom represents how considerate you are to each other's body. A protagonist talks with first person having sex about "No condom, No fellatio". But later he accepts a sex w/ stranger without a condom & actually that stranger is...I think Guiraudie is very ethical person who respects one's own body.