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Don't Tell Anyone (1998)

No se lo digas a nadie (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 16 July 1998 (Peru)
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Based on the alleged autobiography of gay peruvian talk show host Jaime Bailey. Joaquin, a young man from the high class of Lima, deals with problems concerning his sexual identity as a ... See full summary »

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Jaime Bayly (novel), Jaime Bayly (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Santiago Magill Santiago Magill ... Joaquín Camino
Christian Meier ... Gonzalo
Lucía Jiménez ... Alejandra
Giovanni Ciccia ... Alfonso
Vanessa Robbiano Vanessa Robbiano ... Prostitute
Carlos Fuentes Carlos Fuentes ... Gerardo
Gianfranco Brero Gianfranco Brero ... University Professor
Carlos Tuccio Carlos Tuccio ... Sacerdote Confesor
Anibal Zamora Anibal Zamora ... Transvestite
Emilram Cossío Emilram Cossío ... Dioni
Jorge Lopez Cano Jorge Lopez Cano ... Proprietor of the Bordello
Alonso Alegría Alonso Alegría ... Sacerdote
Gerardo Ruiz Gerardo Ruiz ... Jorge
Johnny Mendoza Johnny Mendoza ... Comprador de Droga
Javier Echevarría Javier Echevarría ... Rector de Universidad
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Based on the alleged autobiography of gay peruvian talk show host Jaime Bailey. Joaquin, a young man from the high class of Lima, deals with problems concerning his sexual identity as a child, then as a teenager pressured by his macho snobbish father, then as an independent lazy pot-smoking college student, and later as a cocaine addict in Lima and Miami. Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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Probarlo todo no es suficiente. See more »

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Luis Felipe Camino: You are drunk!
Joaquín Camino: I'm drunk AND high, that doesn't make me any less gay.
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Features Belle Epoque (1992) See more »

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El amor después del amor
Fito Páez
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Duality in a macho society
8 January 2006 | by jotix100See all my reviews

The film has been shown in some festivals, but we don't think it had a commercial run in this country. We caught with it recently on DVD format. The movie, directed by Francisco Lombardi, is based on the novel by television personality and writer, Jaime Bayly, with an adaptation by Giovanna Pollarolo. The film is a frank account on the Peruvian society.

It's clear from the start that Joaquin is gay. He has been sheltered by his mother, against his father's wishes. As a way to initiate the young boy in a the typical Peruvian man's world, Luis Felipe, the father, decides to take him hunting, with no good results. Then, the father takes the young man to one of Lima's best house of ill repute, an experience that ends badly.

Joaquin likes Alejandra, the young college student. She feels the attraction as well, but Joaquin has an eye for attractive guys. When Gonzalo and Rocio appear at a disco, Joaquin feels attracted to the hunky young man. It's clear Gonzalo is also interested in Joaquin and thus begins their sexual involvement that will not produce the results either one expected. Gonzalo wants to keep seeing Joaquin, but wants to marry Rocio, but Joaquin, in a fit of anger confesses to the young woman her fiancé is having an affair with him and they Gonzalo leaves him.

The movie is a complex character study about the duality most of these rich young men of the upper crust of the Peruvian society and how they feel about casual gay sex. In a society dominated by the machismo, they must hide away in a married life that is a cover up for the way homosexuality is concealed.

The film is honest in the way it deals with this subject. Santiago Magill makes Joaquin credible in his appealing performance. Lucia Jimenez is also good as Alejandra, the girl that loved him. Christian Meier plays the closeted Gonzalo. Giovanni Ciccia's take on the troubled rich boy Alfonso is right. The rest of the cast does an excellent job in portraying all the upper class people in the movie.

Francisco Lombardi directed with panache this story about a taboo in that type of society.


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Peru | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 July 1998 (Peru) See more »

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Lima, Peru See more »

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1.85 : 1
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