After the easygoing Lincoln meets a poor Vietnamese immigrant Minh, son of a black GI, at an all-night movie house, they take a playful, spur of the moment trip down the Mississippi in Lincoln’s father’s cabin cruiser.
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This could be the indie north-american answer to Patrice Chereau's masterpiece, "L'Homme Blessé". Since the beautiful first sequence, this is an engaging movie, made of realistic image and sound, ambiguity and ambivalence. Unforgettable, much more if we consider the subsequent Ira Sachs career, very deceptive, including the overrated “Keep the Lights On”, too much cliché, which this is completely not.
against a historical backdrop - bodies: intertexturing, separating, moving toward, continually searching, keeping distance, interlocking, shielding... The souls imitate. A betrayal, but of neither "body and soul".