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PARIS 05:59

by Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau

synopsis

Théo and Hugo encounter each other’s bodies in a sex club. They talk, things blur into the haziness of unbridled desire, then take shape for a moment as their gaze meets before they resume their exploration and lose themselves anew. A few moments later the two men feel the need to go outside. Together they drift down the deserted streets of nocturnal Paris. Suddenly they find themselves confronted by a sense of reality that wipes out their freedom and aimlessness and lends each step an existential helplessness. Do they want to know more about each other? Will their trust be rewarded? What are their expectations? Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau display consummate sensitivity in bringing us closer to two men as they strive for intimacy in spite of being stalled by their insecurity. Their two leading actors delight us with their remarkably intuitive performances and their incredible charm.

international title: Paris 05:59
original title: Théo & Hugo dans le même bateau
country: France
sales agent: Ecce Films
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau
film run: 90'
release date: FR 15/06/2016
screenplay: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau
cast: François Nambot, Geoffrey Couet
cinematography by: Manuel Marmier
film editing: Pierre Deschamps
music: Karelle + Kuntur
producer: Emmanuel Chaumet
co-producer: Daniel Chabannes de Sars, Corentin Dong-Jin Sénéchal
production: Ecce Films, Epicentre Films
distributor: Epicentre Films

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Berlinale 2016
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BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival 2016 
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