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Little Death (1995)

La petite mort (original title)
Not Rated | | Short | 1995 (France)
Family ties. Paul is an artist, his current project is to take photos of the faces of men during orgasm. He lives with Martial, his lover. His sister Camille, who's running the family ... See full summary »

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François Ozon
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Complete credited cast:
François Delaive ... Paul
Camille Japy Camille Japy ... Camille
Martial Jacques Martial Jacques ... Martial
Michel Beaujard Michel Beaujard ... Le père
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Family ties. Paul is an artist, his current project is to take photos of the faces of men during orgasm. He lives with Martial, his lover. His sister Camille, who's running the family business, takes Paul to the hospital to see their father, who is dying. Paul hasn't seen him in six years, and all his life has believed his father thinks he's ugly and perhaps not even his child. There's no deathbed reconciliation, but subsequent exchanges of Paul with Martial and with Camille bring opportunities for growth and change to this temperamental and self-pitying young man. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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1995 (France) See more »

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Little Death See more »

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Fidélité Productions See more »
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Charming and though-provoking
5 March 2003 | by glabrezuSee all my reviews

As with other Ozon films, this one is cast and shot perfectly.

Ozon delivers a snapshot of a fairly ordinary situation of a prodigal son who doesn't come back and lives his own life to prove some point to his father.

The key point and question, in my humble opinion, is the envelope that his sister puts into the box with photos. Can she be sure that it will put the guy back to peace with him (even if it's too late) instead of adding guilt to the already-not-too-pleasant cocktail of his feelings?

Definitely worth seeing, 8/10


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