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Equation to an Unknown (1980)

Équation à un inconnu (original title)
Unrated | | Adult, Drama, Romance | 19 March 1980 (France)
This long-lost masterpiece of gay erotic cinema centers on a handsome young stud who rides his motorcycle through a myriad of sexual encounters, from a soccer game's locker room to a dreamy... See full summary »

Director:

Francis Savel (as Dietrich de Velsa)

Writer:

Francis Savel (as Dietrich de Velsa)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gianfranco Longhi Gianfranco Longhi ... La figure principale
Jean-Jacques Loupmon Jean-Jacques Loupmon ... Le footballeur brun
Reinhard Montz Reinhard Montz ... Le footballeur blond
Éric Guadagnan Éric Guadagnan ... Le goal (as Cédric)
Jean Denis Jean Denis ... L'arbitre
Thierry Dufour Thierry Dufour ... Un joueur
Jean Noël Jean Noël ... Un joueur
Nicolas Wojnawicz Nicolas Wojnawicz ... Un joueur
Gabsi Gabsi ... Le junior
Jean Magniez Jean Magniez ... Le mateur solitaire (as John Ziegman)
Aurélien Duguet Aurélien Duguet ... Le jeune François
Patrick Armand Patrick Armand ... Le portier de l'usine
Dow Jones Dow Jones ... Un ouvrier
Jaime Sutherland Jaime Sutherland ... L'ouvrier motard
Jean-Marie Descamps Jean-Marie Descamps ... L'ouvrier blond
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This long-lost masterpiece of gay erotic cinema centers on a handsome young stud who rides his motorcycle through a myriad of sexual encounters, from a soccer game's locker room to a dreamy and unsettling orgy where the film reaches its melancholic peak. Newly scanned in 2K from the original camera negative and directed with absolute grace by the mysterious Dietrich de Velsa (aka Francis Savel / Frantz Salieri): this former painter was also the owner and artistic director of one of the first transvestites' cabaret of Paris, La Grande Eugène. Years later, he collaborated with Joseph Losey on Mr. Klein (1976) and Don Giovanni (1979). EQUATION TO AN UNKNOWN is his only film and stands without a doubt as a masterpiece and the best French gay adult film ever made. Written by Altered Innocence

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Adult | Drama | Romance

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Unrated | See all certifications »
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Nearly impossible to see for decades since its original release, the film was rediscovered by director Yann Gonzalez during his research for the film Knife + Heart (2018), researches he got from the director Hervé Joseph Lebrun who had made Mondo Homo: A Study of French Gay Porn in the '70s (2014) and who was historical advisor for Knife + Heart (2018). Yann Gonzalez was so taken with the film, he tracked down the negative in a French film lab, commissioned a new 16mm answer print, and used this to create a subtitled DCP to share the film with a broader audience. See more »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 March 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Equation to an Unknown See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Les Films du Vertbois See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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