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Love Forbidden (2002)

Défense d'aimer (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 16 October 2002 (France)
Bruce leaves his girlfriend behind in Paris for an arts fellowship that will allow him to live and work in Rome. Staying at a villa that once belonged to the Medici and being allowed to ... See full summary »

Director:

Rodolphe Marconi

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Cast

Cast overview:
Rodolphe Marconi Rodolphe Marconi ... Bruce
Andrea Necci Andrea Necci ... Matteo
Echo Danon ... Aston
Orietta Gianjorio Orietta Gianjorio ... Orietta, la barmaid
Hervé Brunon Hervé Brunon ... Germain
Maria Teresa De Belis Maria Teresa De Belis ... Maria Teresa, la bibliothécaire
Irene D'Agostino Irene D'Agostino ... Irene
Tomazo D'Ulisia Tomazo D'Ulisia ... Tomaso
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Storyline

Bruce leaves his girlfriend behind in Paris for an arts fellowship that will allow him to live and work in Rome. Staying at a villa that once belonged to the Medici and being allowed to write full time seems like a dream until he meets Matteo, a native of Rome who works at the villa. Daily exposure to renaissance art and ancient Roman statuary and the looks of desire that he thinks he recognizes in Matteo's eyes leads Bruce to question his own sexual orientation. Why does Matteo seem to enjoy falling asleep in Bruce's bed so often? And why is Matteo so attentive one minute and so distant the next? If Matteo is interested, why does he also seem so interested in Irene, the American girl? And if Bruce is straight why does he care so much? Written by havan_ironoak@bigfoot.com

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Italian

Release Date:

16 October 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Forbidden See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,075, 9 November 2003

Gross USA:

$11,421

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,745
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Surprisingly good
13 October 2006 | by ndro777See all my reviews

I wasn't too sure when I picked up this movie. The first few minutes were actually kinda nauseating the way the picture shot. But after used to it, I found it to be more real. The story doesn't flow like normal, rather it drips on you like leaking faucet. Telling you bits of the character as it goes. The acting of the main actor Rodolphe Marconi is very promising. His eyes tells a lot more than anything else. Somehow I keep comparing him to Jake Gylenhaal, maybe just the look. Overall great effort from an all rounder producer/actor/writer. I highly recommend this study of human's emotion. When feelings are too strong to be contained. Like the character said "have you ever been lost, and you are aware that you are lost, but you can not do anything about it?"


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