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Les amis (1971)

Paul is a flayed alive teenager who has a gay affair with Philippe.


Gérard Blain
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Cast overview:
Philippe March Philippe March ... Philippe
Jean-Claude Dauphin Jean-Claude Dauphin ... Nicolas
Nathalie Fontaine Nathalie Fontaine ... Marie-Laure
Yann Favre Yann Favre ... Paul
Dany Roussel Dany Roussel ... La mère de Paul
Claude Larcher Claude Larcher ... Béatrice
Hélène Zanicolli Hélène Zanicolli ... Monique (as Hélène Zanicoli)
Christian Chevreuse Christian Chevreuse ... Maître Manège
Martin Pierlot Martin Pierlot ... Jean-Marc
Liliane Valais Liliane Valais ... La mère de Marie-Laure
Vincent Gauthier ... Olivier
Sylvie Delanoë Sylvie Delanoë
Jean-Claude Holzen Jean-Claude Holzen ... Richard
Dominique Oudard Dominique Oudard ... Le groom


Paul is a flayed alive teenager who has a gay affair with Philippe.

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Release Date:

10 November 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Freunde See more »

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O.C.F. See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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17 December 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I was myself surprised to watch and love this movie, although the way of filming and camera shots, angles and story telling, are maybe too much "new wave" for me. Today, the same story, the very same story, would have been shown differently. In short, it is purely late sixties, early seventies, but so delicate, so touching. The scene where Philippe watches his god son sleep, with the camera insisting of Philippe's eyes, is so brilliant, so intense, it thrilled me to the bone. Only for this reason I will keep this feature. I can understand that some audiences see this film as a sort of homosexual, gay oriented movie, but you can also interpret it in a different way. Simple a friendship tale, different from the other ones, and not necessarily gay...Anyway Gérard Blain himself was at least bisexual...I guess his other films as a director must be worth watching.

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