"I'd like to tell you..."
"Don't say anything... it's not worth the trouble"
this...... this is nothing if not a gay tragedy. i could really write a full length paper on the gay "subtext" (i hesitate to say subtext because this was really just in-text) in this film like i'm not saying this for fun it WAS about two men desperately in love but unable to face the full extent of their feelings for each other (mostly on the side of lucien, as rené was brave enough to go in for a kiss). the internalized homophobia and compulsory heterosexuality on display made me have a breakdown