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by Rodolphe Marconi


Bruce, recipient of a Villa Medici grant, arrives in Rome, prepared for a year long stay. His brother has died. His girlfriend has left him.
As the days go by, cut off from the rest of the world and his usual reference points, he learns to live in the imposing surroundings of this magnificent, solemn palace with its strange gardens, and in the company of the other artists.
He meets Matteo, a young Roman working in the Villa’s office. Little by little, Matteo insinuates himself into Bruce’s life.

international title: Love Forbidden
original title: Défense d'aimer
country: France
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Rodolphe Marconi
film run: 96'
release date: FR 16/10/2002
screenplay: Rodolphe Marconi
cast: Rodolphe Marconi, Andrea Necci, Echo Danon, Orietta Gianjorio, Hervé Brunon
cinematography by: Duccio Cimatti
film editing: Isabelle Devinck
music: Bruno Alexiu
producer: Rodolphe Marconi
production: Marconi Films, Zincou Films (FR)
distributor: Pyramide Distribution