Lie with Me 2022
Arrête avec tes mensonges (original title)
1h 38m | Drama | Release date: February 22, 2023 (France)
Upon agreeing to be the brand ambassador for a famous cognac celebrating their bicentennial, novelist Stéphane Belcourt returns to his hometown for the first time in many years. Once there, he meets his first love’s son, Lucas. Memories come rushing back to him: irrepressible attraction, bodies becoming one in the heat of desire, a passion that can never be revealed… His first love’s name was Thomas. They were 17.
It’s hard to eplain why this movie works. The theme is hardly original as is the plot, but the way this is told is just magnificent, and the acting is brilliant all across the board.
It takes a certain kind of restraint from a filmmaker to tell a small story so tenderly and moving without going for gut punching tearjerking moments. But that is exacty what is on display here. The feelings are real, the emotions run deep, but the actors deliver it all delicate and beautiful.
The ‘older’ cast is wonderful, the ‘son of’ is great to look at but the joy of teenage love in the flashbacks and the actors portraying it make this movie a triumph.
Director: Olivier Peyon
Writers: Philippe Besson, Arthur Cahn, Olivier Peyon
Stars: Guillaume de Tonquédec, Victor Belmondo, Guilaine Londez
Country of origin: France
Languages: French, English
Also known as: Lie with Me
Filming locations: Cognac, Charente, France
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 3.26 GiB
Duration : 1 h 38 min
Overall bit rate : 4 760 kb/s
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