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Don't you understand? Nothing good will come out of this game. All of us being together will not last. We'll take sides, get jealous, and start to hate one another.
Just like it happens when two normal people get married?
Maybe. But that's how it is most times. It's the way nature meant it to be.
You see Helene, that's what makes Phil a bad painter. He paints ordinary pictures that ordinary people will buy.
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A strange lyrical film, much like the ancient poetess's Sappho's own poetry. It has no violence, no car chases, no gunfights, and yet it manages to be enthralling and unpredictable.
I won't tell the story, except that it's about a boy and a girl who wants to be a boy and a girl, and it all gets complicated.
Here in Ukraine it was a big commercial success - the biggest in the history of our film industry - and also there was a very big reaction against this movie from the church and anti-gays. It seems there are two reactions to this film, either you love it, or you hate it. You can see that from the reactions here too.
The acting lets the movie down a little bit, but only a little.
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