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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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A truly professional piece of cinema.
16 July 1999 | by raymond-15See all my reviews

Paul a young gay photographer is tormented by a photograph of himself as a baby. He believes he is incredibly ugly and rejected by his father. When his father is dying, he photographs him lying naked in his hospital bed. This is a form of revenge. After his father's death a box of family photographs is presented to Paul and he discovers the startling truth. The film depicts how tension and misunderstanding can arise within a family. Paul seeks solace in his relationship with his lover Martial who assists in his photographic activities. In his portrait gallery he has a series of photos of contorted faces of men at moment of orgasm. The title of this French film "La Petite Mort" translates as "Orgasm". The acting is good throughout, but for me the most moving scene follows the telephone call informing Paul of his father's death.


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