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Vassili, an aging pickpocket and prostitute, finds a young, unconscious man in a notorious Parisian cruising ground and takes him home to nurse his wounds. The two men discover a burning connection and become lovers and accomplices. They work together as prostitutes and take up the habit of fleecing their clients one by one. But, little by little, the net tightens around them as Vassili s violent past comes back to haunt him. After being threatened with reprisals, the couple must abruptly flee Paris in hope of finding a place where they can be happy and content forever. But can they truly escape their inner demons?
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There was more nudity of the unattractive extra's than anyone else. I am not a shallow person but I like to enjoy what I am looking at. You also never find out what actually happened to Angelo to cause him to be laying on the ground unconscious and you never learn his real name. They also really left a lot to want as far as his background is concerned. Parents? Friends? He makes a friend but you learn nothing about him or his life before he is found injured. Yet Visilli's background and person is much more explored when I honestly think that Angelo is the heart of the movie.
I also did not like that they had sex with that woman, it ruins the relationship factor and leaves me to believe that they were not enough for each other yet they were supposed to be deeply in love. Aside from this and one other encounter in which Angelo participates in a mans cheating, the two seem monogamous through out the movie, only hustling and swindling when they need to.
Get the movie, it's worth it and see what you get from it yourself.
Angelo is a young hustler that Vasslilli finds beaten up in a park. He brings him back to his home and he nurses him back to health. The men fall in love, perhaps because Angelo holds what Vassilli wants (youth and beauty) and Vassilli provides what Angelo needs (security).
But Vassilli has a secret. He's a serial-killer. And that's where the film gets murky.
The film seems to want us to believe that Vassilli is murdering out of self-loathing. He doesn't love himself, and when rejected, he lashes out. But as the story beats on, we seen Vassilli murder those who have done him no wrong and those who have offered to help him. All the while, Angelo (who never kills anyone) isn't surprised, shocked, or put off by Vassilli's action. He watches a couple of murders as if they are everyday occurrences.
Add to the plot a mother who would prefer the company of paid young men (and a menage a trois) to the care of her disrespectful and disobedient son, and you have a film full of characters without redeeming qualities. Not only do they have no redeeming qualities, they aren't particularly likeable either. Not that the protagonist or antagonist, in this case, needs to be likeable or redeeming, but he needs to be intriguing enough to hold our attention. And that's where Vassilli and the people around him fail. We never see beneath the surface; and what's on the surface doesn't merit much of a look.