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Like a Brother (2005)
"Comme un frère" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  10 June 2005 (USA)
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Sebastien is a small town boy who moves to Paris and begins to explore the gay night life there. When a friend from back home calls to announce he's coming to Paris, Sebastien confronts some unrequited feelings.

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Cast overview:
Benoît Delière ...
Sébastien / Zack (as Benoît Deliere)
Johnny Amaro ...
Bruno
Thibault Boucaux ...
Romain
Adeline Ishiomin ...
Marine
Amandine Maugy ...
Sophie
Michel Derville ...
Le père
Gaëtan Borg ...
Laurent (as Gaétan Borg)
Patrick Esilva ...
David
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ...
L'admirateur
Christian Guidicelli ...
L'homme du métro (as Christian Giudicelli)
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Sebastien is a small town boy who moves to Paris and begins to explore the gay night life there. When a friend from back home calls to announce he's coming to Paris, Sebastien confronts some unrequited feelings.

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Film debut of Johnny Amaro, who portrays Bruno. See more »

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References Saved by the Bell (1989) See more »

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En Rouge et Noir
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Written by Romano Musumarra
Performed by Jeanne Mas
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a real gem of a film
8 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie first and then read the reviews posted here. It's a charming movie and I felt really good after watching it. It's one I might buy. The flashbacks were a bit disorienting at first but not so difficult to keep track of things. I found the color differences to really set the atmosphere. Unlike one reviewer I didn't try to lighten the image in order to see more of the sex - I assumed the intimate scenes were filmed that way for a reason, and I think I was right.

The acting is really good, and the actors believable. I've seen some low budget films that were amateur by comparison. This one felt like a real movie. The leads are incredibly good looking. The actor playing Romain (the straight best friend) is almost too pretty - but once I realized that then he was less of a distraction. The lead, Seb/Zack did a fantastic job with the character. I will see if he's done other movies.

What also appealed to me is the use of good drama - no violence, no deaths, no gay bashing. It's an unrequited love story that happens to have a gay lead, and as such was really enjoyable. oh yeah, and the eye candy wasn't bad either. I've never seen so many hot ass shots (outside of Cadinot, which another reviewer references). If you enjoy a good story then check this one out.


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