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The Wounded Man (1983)

L'homme blessé (original title)
A young man discovers his homosexuality and begins a relationship with a manipulative huster/petty criminal that he meets at a train station.


Patrice Chéreau


Hervé Guibert (scenario and dialogue), Patrice Chéreau (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Henri
Vittorio Mezzogiorno ... Jean Lerman
Roland Bertin Roland Bertin ... Bosmans
Lisa Kreuzer ... Elisabeth
Claude Berri ... The client
Hammou Graïa Hammou Graïa ... Young man at the train station
Gérard Desarthe Gérard Desarthe ... The crying man
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Henri's father
Annick Alane Annick Alane ... Henri's mother
Sophie Edmond Sophie Edmond ... Henri's sister
Marie Verdi Marie Verdi
Suzanne Chavance Suzanne Chavance
Roland Chalosse Roland Chalosse
Bernard-Marie Koltès Bernard-Marie Koltès ... Boy at the train station
Charly Chemouny ... Young hustler


It's summer, the end of adolescence for Henri who does not go on vacation. Accompanying his sister to the station, he meets a man who immediately attracts him. He then discovers another world, nocturnal, masculine, crossed by frustrated desires and sexual violence. Henri becomes the shadow of John, burning with his contact but looking for pleasure and, perhaps, love. Written by Hervé Guibert

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Crime | Drama | Romance


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The Sexiest Movie I've Ever Seen
17 November 1999 | by cineaste-4See all my reviews

Though for most of us, sexiness is a variable quality, I cannot recall a movie that did for me what this one does. It transported me into an awfully familiar realm of longing and desire. All the compulsive attraction, uncertainty over the outcome, the palpable fear and excitement so attendant to that state of arousal were brought to fever pitch by this flick. So French and what I consider daring! No matter what your orientation, I think that the danger of chasing your desire is brought full-front and center here...much more so, say, than with Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut".

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11 January 1985 (USA) See more »

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El hombre herido See more »

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