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A Love To Hide

A Love to Hide (French title: Un amour à taire) is a French film made for television, directed by Christian Faure, which aired in 2005.

The action takes place in France during the Second World War.

A young Jewish girl, Sarah, is looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain by a smuggler who betrays them while attempting their way to England. Terrified, she is sheltered by her childhood friend Jean, a homosexual living a clandestine love affair with his lover, Philippe.

They are safe for the moment, thanks to Jean’s plan to pass her off as a Christian employee of his laundromat. However, a bad decision made by Jean’s troublesome brother, Jacques, causes Jean to be wrongly accused of being the lover of a German officer. Jean is then forced into a Nazi labor camp.

It is one of those rare films that depict homosexual deportation during World War II. It is loosely based on the book by Pierre Seel, entitled Moi, Pierre Seel, déporté homosexuel.

Cast

Jérémie Renier     …     Jean
Louise Monot     …     Sarah / Yvonne
Bruno Todeschini     …     Philippe
Michel Jonasz     …     Armand Lavandier
Charlotte de Turckheim     …     Marcelle Lavandier
Nicolas Gob     …     Jacques
Olivier Saladin     …     Breton

This is one of the most sad-yet-beautiful gay movies I’ve seen, as one might expect from a Nazi movie theme, where gay people must face terrible fate, but this movie is not just telling the story on the concentration camp, it tells about the dynamic of a family where jealousy reared its ugly head.

It was well-written and well-acted, deserved to be on the top of not just the best gay-themed movies, but also one of the best movies.

Some pics for you

Jérémie Renier

Bruno Todeschini

Nicolas Gob

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU4dKBDSuEQ