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Teddy, a young writer, ventures to an isolated desert house to complete his first novel, where he meets and seduces the mysterious caretaker, Leo. Layers of memory and hallucination unfold that intertwine the two men.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Ort ... Teddy Rappaport
Gregory Marcel ... Leo Spaulding
Laura Hofrichter Laura Hofrichter ... Cheryl (as Laura Leigh)
George Stoll George Stoll ... Crispin
Dyanne Asimow Dyanne Asimow ... Leo's Mother
Michael Hong Michael Hong ... Love Boy 2 (as Michael M. Hong)
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Teddy, a young writer, ventures to an isolated desert house to complete his first novel, where he meets and seduces the mysterious caretaker, Leo. Layers of memory and hallucination unfold that intertwine the two men.

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Love In The Desert Can Be Killer.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Beijando o Sol See more »

Filming Locations:

Joshua Tree, California, USA

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Willing Suspension Films See more »
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Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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interesting movie
2 October 2007 | by didier-20See all my reviews

amazing negative comment i just read here about this movie..... i couldn't agree less- it's indie-fayre - and it's unconventional narrative in the strong sense of the word- it's good because you can leave it and it's working on several levels - so don't try and reduce it to one single rational story.

If i had a criticism of it it is that it stereotypes mental illness as always being something around uncontrollable feelings of murder, blood and sharp knives - this is it's biggest flaw for me and in a way it's a BIG flaw and totally unforgivable. i could imagine why it was booed in San Francisco because many dated mainstream films used to portray gay protagonists in this light. but the director does play with this expectation, leaving you guessing about the outcome.

As a gay love affair its optimistic in it's conclusions - and as a portrait of intimacy it is very brave and rich.


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