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L'homme blessé

Patrice Chéreau France, 1983

Dale Wittig's rating of the film The Wounded Man

By chance, a young man encounters an older hustler in the toilet at a train station when there with his parents to see his sister off. Jean-Hugues Anglade, as Henri, rapidly becomes obsessed with Jean, portrayed by Vittorio Mezzogiorno, to the degree that it becomes physically unbearable. The dangers of late sexual awakening, naivete, and isolation are made poignantly clear. Neither of them knows where he's headed.