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The Wounded Man (1983)

L'homme blessé (original title)
A young man discovers his homosexuality and begins a relationship with a manipulative huster/petty criminal that he meets at a train station.

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Vittorio Mezzogiorno ...
Roland Bertin ...
Bosmans
Lisa Kreuzer ...
Elisabeth
Claude Berri ...
Le client
Hammou Graïa ...
Le jeune homme de la gare
Gérard Desarthe ...
L'homme qui pleure
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Le père d'Henri
Annick Alane ...
La mère d'Henri
Sophie Edmond ...
La soeur d'Henri
Marie Verdi
Suzanne Chavance
Roland Chalosse
Eddy Roos
Charly Chemouny
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A young man discovers his homosexuality and begins a relationship with a manipulative huster/petty criminal that he meets at a train station.

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Effectively brooding and heart-breaking film
19 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

L'Homme Blesse is not for an impatient, adventure-seeking audience. There are no explosions nor is the drama straightforward. Like the films of Lynne Ramsey, the director is working more deeply with mood than with storytelling in a manner that is effective and incredibly moving. Because it does not rely on gratuitous nudity, or superficial pop-cult. story lines, this is quite frankly one of the best gay foreign film I have seen (also, see Francois Ozon, Pedro Almodovar). Nicolas Roeg's "Don't Look Now" gets a lot of bad press because it is sold as a horror film. That film, like L'Homme, is more than what the box might lead you to believe. If you are in the mood to sit back and be absorbed by the subtle, transformed powers of cinema, you'll love this movie.


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