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Love Forbidden


Source: Catholic News Service

Leaden, gay-themed thriller about an emotionally fragile French filmmaker (Rodolphe Marconi) in Rome who becomes obsessed with a bisexual Italian intern (Andrea Necci) and has a fling with him, only to be dumped when the intern spurns him for an alluring American tart writing about serial killers. Also directed by Marconi and shot on video, the torpid meditation on desire feels -- and looks -- like a student film, wandering aimlessly and weighed down by interminable pacing, impassive performances, as well as its off-putting sexual content. Subtitles. A few homosexual encounters, an implied heterosexual tryst, as well as recurring rough and crude language. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O -- morally offensive. Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America.

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