Je ne suis pas là pour être aimé

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Je ne suis pas là pour être aimé
Stephane Brize :: France :: 2004 :: 1h33

50 year old bailiff who seems to live his life emotion- and expressionless, takes up Tango and meets a charming younger woman who wakes him back into social reality. The combination of an awkwardly silly and slow storyline, a poster which suggests the former, and a title which encourages suicide and alcoholism will not get your heart racing. For those who do actually manage to buy a ticket: A lot of the interaction between to two main protagonists, is purely physical – glances, movements, touches. Along with the intimacy of their interaction, we see a bit of both their sides. On her side, her fear-of-commitment experience is contrasted with an environment who looks on with a social eye. Curiously enough, on his side he is contrasted with a younger self (through his father and through his apprentice, who is brilliantly cast and played). A younger self who is not yet caught up by a numb reality. A younger self who still wanted to make something of his life.

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