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L'homme blessé

Patrice Chéreau France, 1983

Matt Burgess's rating of the film The Wounded Man

Depressing, sexy queer French film about a lonely, awkward boy's sexual awakening. Knowing exactly he wants but clueless in ways to obtain it, he stumbles through life, falling hard for a cruel and self-loathing bisexual street thug and wandering around a grimy train station full of glaring hustlers, dirty old men and bums, desperate for love. One of the great unknowns in gay cinema, cringe-worthy in its realism.