La Triche (1984)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Gay & Lesbian Films  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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The social and personal conflicts that arise when a bisexual, married policeman takes a male lover are carefully handled by director Yannick Bellon in this crime drama. Michel Vera (Victor Lanoux) is investigating a murder at a local nightclub when he is attracted to the club's saxophone player Bernard Mirande (Xavier Deluc), and the two begin an intimate relationship. As their love affair continues, Michel's family finds out, and their reactions to the news -- although stereotypical -- are also classic responses. When Bernard accidentally kills a man who has been blackmailing him, the gay couple's troubles are intensified, especially since Michel tries to illegally protect Bernard. Spiralling deeper and deeper into a maelstrom that has no visible exit, the relationship continues on its ill-fated course.



accident, bisexuality, blackmail, investigation, love-triangle, murder, police