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(Scroll down for English review)

J’aime bien le cinéma d’auteur. Les films français tombent souvent dans ce champ et l’année dernière je me trouvais heureuse de découvrir qu’on voit de plus en plus les films français dans les cinés et magasins DVD en angleterre. Plein Soleil et Populaire sont de bons examples.

Donc quand j’ai été invité à une projection du nouvel flick L’Inconnu du Lac, j’étais impatiente de le voir.

Synopsis :

L’été. Un lieu de drague pour hommes, caché au bord d’un lac. Franck tombe amoureux de Michel. Un homme beau, puissant et mortellement dangereux. Franck le sait, mais il veut vivre cette passion.

Fort intéressant, non ?

J’aurais dit “oui”, mais…

TANT DE PÉNIS

Je présumais qu’il y aurait des scènes de sexe. C’est un film sur la drague, qui se passe sur une plage naturiste. Mais non. Le film entier est une scène de sexe, et pas une scène ‘sexy’, mais une scène ennuyeuse, une scène dont les personnages n’invoquaient pas de réaction émouvant.

Si vous aimez regarder la sexe monotone, ou les personnages ennuyeux, ou les histoires qui vous donneront le cafard, vous allez bien aimer ce film. Sinon, je recommande n’importe quel autre film qui sera mieux, sans aucun doute.

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Summer time. A cruising spot for gay men, tucked away on the shores of a secluded lake in rural France. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, extremely potent but lethally dangerous man. Franck has witnessed this first hand, but his desire for Michel knows no bounds, this is a relationship he must have – at any cost.

I took my friend along to see this, because he also likes interesting arty movies, and he’s into world cinema. I did not expect to sit through what was essentially a really, really bad porno.

It was laughable, really: the whole film was just that scene from Team America on repeat (you know the one), and they really didn’t hold back on showing the details either.

I’d expected a couple of sex scenes, and there were significantly more than a couple, but I hadn’t expected to actually watch someone jerking his companion off. I also hadn’t expected to watch a load of blow jobs and see So. Much. Jizz.

Really, I should have expected this from the fact that there’s someone getting a blow job in the actual poster (see above), but somehow that escaped my notice.

I felt like Doge.

soge

This film is awful, and just about any other movie you could ever watch will be better. It wasn’t even interesting as a porno, it was just kind of really disappointing sex repeated over and over and over again.

Now I’m going to squirt bleach in my eyes.

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