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Love Forbidden (2002)

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Rodolphe Marconi writes, directs, and stars in the coming-out drama Défense d'Aimer (Love Forbidden). Marconi plays Bruce, a young student from Paris who accepts a fellowship in Rome. He takes a flat at the Villa Medicis and writes full time. He eventually meets Italian native Matteo (Andrea Necci) and develops feelings for the man. However, Bruce is confused because Matteo also seems interested in the American student Irene (Irene D'Agostino). Love Forbidden premiered in the U.S. at the 2003 New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

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Herve Brunon
as Germain
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Critic Reviews for Love Forbidden

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Love Forbidden ... falls back on a screenwriting convention for its unfortunately abrupt ending, but during its course it suggests that Mr. Marconi, whose second feature this is, possesses a talent and a sensibility likely to flower in the future.

November 6, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

The facile, derivative mind games played here are probably more meaningful for Marconi than they will be for anyone else.

November 4, 2003

Unfortunately plays out more like Student Video 101.

November 11, 2003 | Full Review…

The result is rather like eavesdropping on a bright but painfully self-absorbed adolescent's secret thoughts: sometimes fascinating, other times just infuriating.

November 7, 2003 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Essentially meaningless bit of torpor.

November 7, 2003 | Rating: D | Full Review…

The religious iconography and local architecture make up for the video quality and the flat, zombie-like acting of the supporting cast.

October 3, 2003 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

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