Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo

Mesmerized by the new French gay male indie film, Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo released streaming and on disk this week. What starts out as a sizzling opening scene in a Paris sex club turns into a night of tenderness, facing fear and joyful hope. Complexities exist in tandem with achingly natural acting, the backdrop of a beautiful moonlit Paris and an intelligent script that isn’t afraid to leap from naked bodies to responsible follow-up to free-spirited longing to unabashed proclamations. Geoffrey Couët and François Nambot play Théo & Hugo guiding their characters through a frenetic evening of passion, and a future full of possibilities. Filmmakers Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau (The Adventures of Felix) continue to explore modern love in a young gay man’s life.  Full disclosure: the sex in this film is real. I’ve watched nearly every feature film that’s blurred this line in the past 15 years. Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo makes it seem so natural. With so much Internet porn at our fingertips (literally), it makes sense for some filmmakers to explore this boundary. Certainly not necessary in every film, but it worked here creating an intimacy to the story that would have been otherwise difficult to achieve. I love Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo. I love the risks it takes, full of passion, caring, and tender, sweet love. 5 out of 5.

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2 Responses to “Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo”

  1. ojcast Says:

    Hmmm… Interesting review. I’ll have to get so we can watch it this weekend. Thanks.

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