Man at Bath details
|Starring:||Francois Sagat, Omar Ben Sellem and Chiara Mastroianni|
|Directors:||Christophe Honore, Christophe Honoré|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
|Original title||Homme au bain|
Man at Bath
|Run time:||1 hour 12 minutes|
|Rental release:||05 Sep 2011|
Most helpful review
How very typical French..........By roopks (15 reviews) from London , 28 Sep 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]Hi, well a very typical French movie with all the elements of their style [ start to end]. Its more of an art film. The movie showcases the various emotions of gays and relationships, especially the ones our pride or ego does not allow us to show. Acting is not the greatest however there are some great shots of Francois' body to admire and some mildly interesting sex shots.Overall you can see this movie for the eye-candy, display of human emotions and pride, and to add another French movie to your 'have seen's.
- Was this review helpful to you?
- (3) Yes |
- No (0)
Utterly tedious in the extremis !By Diabolicus (26 reviews) from Seaford , 17 Jul 2013Have to agree with most of the comments - very dull, only bits which livened up were when Sagat had his kit off (which seemed to be most of the time !) - also for someone who professed to be in love with his film-making boyfriend, seem to spend most of the time 'bonking' anything male with a pulse ! If you want to see better acted (or better examples ) of Sagat's work, I suggest you try 1m of the gay ***n films fior which he's more commonly known, (but you'll hardly be able to get hold of 1 of those through Love film ! (lol !
It's called 'soft' porn for a reasonBy Andrews (66 reviews) from London , 08 Jan 2013Oh Christophe, Christophe, Christophe! What has happened? This pretentious piece of barely-there fluff is the kind of thing that gives art house a bad name. Was he going for a kind of laid back Gus Van Sant style eroticism you think? Well - it didn't work. Casting a porn actor as your lead is the kind of idea that seems interesting for about five minutes untill you consider the fact that most of them really can not act. Big-boobed bouncy-bum Sagat is about as charismatic as a real doll, and the directors fascination with his various inflatable body parts is adolescent at best. Not that Sagat isn't hawt (as much as a man can be who has TATTOOED HAIR) but, y'know, if I wanna watch porn - well, I'll watch porn. It's time to move on from J. D. Salinger, Christophe. His inspiration worked well for the charming Dans Paris, but it is no longer the 50s, and Franny and Zooey are drawing their pensions.
Vanity film-making of the worst kindBy rtb (131 reviews) from London , 05 Feb 2012This really is pitiful - I managed no more than 8 minutes before I switched it off. Tries desperately hard to be deep and profound with Sagat managing to look like an animated plank. The casting is totally unbelievable - anyone with any experience of the utter shallowness of the gay world will immediately start thinking 'These two men would never be together in real life'. Yet we are supposed to believe that they are desperately and hopelessly in love with each other. What comes across is that Sagat is in love with himself, full stop - and I am the first to admit that he has good reason to be. But its a totally one-sided love affair - Sagat is in love with nobody but himself but obviously fancied making himself out to be some kind of philosopher, as if he'd been up all night watching the screen efforts of the like of Eric Cantona and thought 'I could do that'.
The scene in which Sagat dances round with the mop in front of the mirror like some musclebound Cinderella, making goo-goo eyes at himself and trying to be soulful will have even the most ardent admirer of the male form reaching for the 'eject' button. 'Citizen Kane' it ain't. All this film will do is reinforce already deeply entrenchecd negative stereotypes about a) gay men and b) French films.
Utter MerdeBy a customer , 05 Feb 2012Utter waste of a LF allowance. Nothing worse than mainstream actors going into porn (Kieran O'Brien) than porn performers weak and pathetic attempt at 'mainstream'. Of course this was pornographic than mainstream. It was a mere objectification of the male nude safe and secure in the knowledge there would be no bite back. Nevertheless, utter garbage, bin it.
- Was this review helpful to you?
- (1) Yes |
- No (1)
Gay porn is more intelligent than "Man at Bath"By a customer , 01 Jan 2012If you want to watch Francois Sagat naked and having sex, there are dozens of gay porn films with him doing exactly that (and much much better). 'Man at Bath' is only a pseudo-arty excuse for those ones who find his porn films offensive to their intelligence. At least, his porn films are sincere, they are what they are-'Man at Bath' tries hard to persuade us that this is intelligent, crafty stuff-well, I am sorry but it isn't.
The whole film is as deadpan as Warhol's 1960s fims. The difference is that Warhol did it with wit and he did it first-it was the shock of the new, indeed. Here, there is nothing new or interesting. There isn't any interesting dialogue and the characters are so miserable that the whole thing leaves you totally cold and uninvolved.
None does these kind of films as good as the French and none does them so bad as them again. I am afraid that this is the second case...