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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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The best short film I've ever seen
13 April 1999 | by Adam-95See all my reviews

The story centers on a young gay photographer and his emotional and physical confrontation with his family.

No summary will do justice to the manner in which this highly unconventional film unfolds.

In just 26 minutes this film packs more ideas and emotion than most features. The director lets the images speak for themselves and they are indeed funny, unsettling and quite powerful.


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