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Ira Sachs

2012 || USA || Color || Feature

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Films Boutique

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

SUNDANCE 2012
BERLIN 2012 - Panorama - Teddy Award (Best Feature)

SYNOPSIS

Documentary filmmaker Erik (acclaimed Danish actor Thure Lindhardt in his first leading role in a U.S. film) and closeted lawyer Paul (Zachary Booth of “Damages”) meet through a casual encounter, but soon find a deeper connection and become a couple. Individually and together, they are risk takers—compulsive, and fueled by drugs and sex. In an almost decade-long relationship defined by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries and dignity while being true to himself…

The emotionally and sexually charged journey of two men in New York City through love, friendship, and addiction. From the director of MARRIED LIFE, THE DELTA and 40 SHADES OF BLUE (2005 Sundance - Best Film).

CAST

Thure Lindhardt
Zachary Booth
Julianne Nicholson
Souleymane Sy Savane
Paprika Steen

PRESS QUOTES

Breaking new ground in contemporary American gay cinema…
poetic realism that feels fresh and culturally specific…

— David Rooney, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Plays out episodes of sexual awakening, substance abuse and romantic indecision against a luminous,
beautifully textured canvas…
— Justin Chang, VARIETY

An instant landmark in gay cinema…
— Andrew O’Hehir, SALON (USA)

A moving and engrossing chronicle of two men in love…
A beautiful exploration of a relationship’s progression from start to finish. With great tact and depth of feeling…
— Simon Abrams, THE PLAYLIST/INDIEWIRE (USA)

A sensitive, sexed-up and lovingly raw look at a relationship…
— David Fear, TIME OUT NEW YORK (USA)