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Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau
- 97 min.
- Year of Production:
- Geoffrey Couet
- Production Company:
- Ecce Films
- Berlinale Section:
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.
BIOGRAFIE Olivier Ducastel
Olivier Ducastel Born in Lyon, France in 1962, he studied film and theatre at the University of Paris III. He was made head of the directing department at La Fémis in 2013.
FILMOGRAFIE Olivier Ducastel (selection)
2019 Haut perchés 2016 Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau 2010 L'arbre et la forêt 2008 Nés en 68 2004 Crustacés et coquillages 2002 Ma vraie vie à Rouen 1999 Drôle de Félix 1998 Jeanne et le garçon formidable
BIOGRAFIE Jacques Martineau
Born in Montpellier, France in 1963, he studied literature and,
in 1994, completed a PhD on Honoré de Balzac. He has been collaborating with Olivier Ducastel since 1995 and they won a Teddy Award in 2000 for DROLE DE FELIX (FUNNY FELIX). Most recently, their film L’ARBRE ET LA FORÊT (FAMILY TREE) screened in the Berlinale Panorama in 2010.
FILMOGRAFIE Jacques Martineau (selection)
2019 Haut perchés 2016 Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau 2010 L'arbre et la forêt 2009 Rückenwind 2008 Nés en 68 2004 Crustacés et coquillages 2002 Ma vraie vie à Rouen 1999 Drôle de Félix 1998 Jeanne et le garçon formidable