Un Frère (1997)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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In this controversial French drama, Loic (Jeannick Gravelines) is a photographer who is trying to leave his working-class background behind and make a name for himself as an artist. Loic's best friend Tony (Emmanuel Nicolas) has become involved with both hard drugs and Loic's former girlfriend Virginie (Karole Rocher), while man-about-town Vincent (Nils Tavernier), who has plenty of connections in the art community, has developed a keen interest in Loic's sister Sophie (Emma de Caunes). However, Loic and Sophie are very close -- perhaps closer than a brother and sister should be -- and Loic is not comfortable with Vincent's obviously sexual interest in her. Emma de Caunes' performance in Un Frere earned her a Cesar Award (the French Oscar) as Most Promising Actress of 1997.

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addiction, coming-of-age, drugs, enemy, friendship, jealousy, love, photography, romance, sister, social-climber