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A Love to Hide

Directed by Christian Faure

France | 103 minutes | 2005

French with English subtitles

Nazi-occupied Paris, 1942. By day, Jean’s family runs a thriving laundry. By night, he secretly trysts with Philippe, his underground-agent lover. When Jean’s Jewish childhood friend Sarah appears seeking shelter, the couple hides her from the Gestapo. For a brief time, they live safely, but their world is shattered when Jean’s jealous black sheep of a brother sets off a spiral of heartbreaking events that ruptures the three friends’ precarious existence. César nominees Jérémie Renier (François Ozon’s Criminal Lovers) and Bruno Todeschini (Patrice Chéreau’s Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train) lead a cast marked by impeccable performances in a powerful tale of wartime horror and forbidden love. Arguably the most compelling portrait of gay love in World War II Europe since Aimee & Jaguar, the film has won Best Film and Audience Awards at recent Chicago, Washington DC, and Outfest film festivals.
Foreign Title Un amour à taire
Director Christian Faure
Countries of Production France
Year of Presentation 2005
Language(s) French with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 103 minutes
Principal Cast Jérémie Renier, Louise Monot, Bruno Todeschini

Winner of the Audience Award at Outfest

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