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The Man I Love (1997)
"L'homme que j'aime" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance | Sport  -  5 December 1997 (France)
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This is a combination coming out and first love story. The swimmer and diver Lucard is interested in attractive Martin. The film follows the characters' coming out with all its difficulties... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Michel Portal ...
Lucas
Marcial Di Fonzo Bo ...
Martin
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Lise
Vittoria Scognamiglio ...
Rose
Jacques Hansen ...
Père de Lucas
Stéphane Lévêque ...
Mathieu
Karim Lounis ...
Pablo
Bernard Nissile ...
Millau
Bruno Bonomo ...
Prêtre
Stéphane Giusti ...
Jérôme
Benjamin Sanchiarelli ...
Enfant aux fleurs
Serguei Tourountsev ...
Doublure plongeon
Nedjib Djebarri ...
Enfant piscine 1
Louis Philippe Lopez ...
Enfant piscine 2
Elisabeth Giusti ...
Infirmière Martin 1
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This is a combination coming out and first love story. The swimmer and diver Lucard is interested in attractive Martin. The film follows the characters' coming out with all its difficulties, the bitter-sweet pleasures of first love and the dreadful moment when one comes down to reality and realizes that one's beloved friend has a hard way to go yet. The positive message the film tries to transmit is the somewhat common motto "Live each day of your life as if it were your last." Written by Guy33134

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a touching and moving surprise
10 November 2001 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

An unexpected delight. This is a touching and moving exploration of both coming out and the tragedy of love.

Delicate performances and a wonderful sense of humour permeate the story.

Even Marseilles seems as inviting as the arms of Martin.

Despite the underlying sense of oncoming tragedy it does not overwhelm the beauty of this simple modern gay love story.

Keep an eye out for the pink Mercedes Benz. It adds a little touch of the absurd to the mix!

A film to enjoy and savour many times!




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