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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 beautiful movie!
22 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Such a beautifully made movie. Definitely one of the best gay movies I have ever watched.

In the end the movie, I found I really began to care about the characters and all i could wish is for Martin to be alive.Two actors' performance are simply superb.And there is no explicit sex scenes, no cheap laughters, no foul languages, just the subtle yet strong love between Lucas and Martin, which I could really feel. My only slight reservation is just the tragic end. Why did one of the character always have to die in a gay themed movie? But,still,this movie definitely moved to tears.

My rate:10 out of 10


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