Djamel is a 20 something French youth man of arab heritage looking for his father. When he finds him and comes forward as his son the man rebuffs him and to get his revenge Djamel involves his half brother. The man's closeted gay son.
In the summer, 27 year-old Sam drives towards the south of France in his Ford. He meets Matthieu and his sister Léa and takes them along in his apparently aimless journey. Matthieu has a ... See full summary »
French-Arab youth struggles to come of age in this prize-winning short film
OPEN BODIES (Les Corps Ouverts) runs 47 minutes, and it's very worthwhile investing this short amount of to feel the human warmth of the main character, and those who surround him. Though the milieu and subject matter: the Maghreb male (North African) youth in Paris juggling a life full of contradictions, choices, and prejudices could not be more familiar to the average viewer attracted to this title, OPEN BODIES does offer fresh insight, to the subject, and makes one almost feel like one's peeking into this young guy's life.
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