French drama Theo and Hugo offers a frank, yet romantic, appraisal of modern relationships.
Opening on a hard core scene in an underground Paris sex club, Theo and Hugo begins as a real-time narrative of sex and lust, before a dramatic tonal change turns into a tale of blossoming love on the streets of Paris, à la Richard Linklater’s classic drama Before Sunrise.
After the headiness of the desire and ecstasy of their first encounter, the two young strangers, Theo and Hugo, are faced with the prospect of a burgeoning attraction, and forced to question their ideas about love, desire and personal responsibility, when an unexpected post-sexual realisation brings them to hysteria.
This is a powerful film, one which that pushes carnality out of the taboo, and presents the stiflingly reality of physical intimacy, and it’s role in the infatuation process.
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