La petite mort (Little Death) (1995)
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Family ties. Paul is an artist, his current project is to take photos of the faces of men during orgasm. He lives with Martial, his lover. His sister Camille, who's running the family business, takes Paul to the hospital to see their father, who is dying. Paul hasn't seen him in six years, and all his life has believed his father thinks he's ugly and perhaps not even his child. There's no deathbed reconciliation, but subsequent exchanges of Paul with Martial and with Camille bring opportunities for growth and change to this temperamental and self-pitying young man. … More
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La petite mort means little death, a French term for orgasm. In this erotic family drama, a young photographer is obsessed with the faces of men having "little deaths," who is under the impression of the negativity of his father. The film explores the relationship with family and self-esteem. La Petite Mort is one of Ozon's more mature films.
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