Leopold, a smug, still-hunky 50-year-old businessman, picks up and seduces fresh-faced, carrot-topped 19-year-old Franz who swiftly moves into his bachelor pad. Their cozy relationship soon sours as Leopold, a kind of gone-to-seed Dirk Bogarde, turns cranky and argumentative.
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not sayin' it's the best movie ever but I dug it. The melding of Ozon and Fassbinder occassionally mutates into a Betrand Blier film and I mean that as a compliment. I wanna live in the heartbreaking logic of the world of this film.
It's always delightful to watch Ozon's characters living on screen - although these are actually Fassbinder's. I pretty much love the casting choices - those four are so yummy to watch: it's like wathcing the pain of love and commitment through four beautiful creatures: that being said, this film lacks alittle depth to me.
One of the first Ozon films I can remember seeing. Interesting mix of Ozon and Fassbinder. Worth seeing a few times. It was a stage play, and I think it would be better off preformed on stage. Be that as it may: it's not a bad film.
I don't understand Ozon as a filmmaker, and this suggests I also don't understand Fassbinder.
It's either a statement on the mutability and mutative ability of sexuality or three character stuck, banging on the fourth wall, trying to escape a porno.