Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Un Chant D'Amour

1950 French Short Film
Alternate Title: A Song of Love

Cast: Java, André Reybaz, Coco Le Martiniquais and Lucien Sénémaud
Director/Writer: Jean Genet

Separated by thick brick walls, two prisoners in complete isolation, desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 100% / Audience: 84%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available

Complete short:

  • Only film directed by playwright Jean Genet.
  • Originally made for distribution as limited edition prints for private collectors, Genet resisted its theatrical release in the 1970s.
  • Because of its explicit, though artistically presented, homosexual content, Un Chant D'Amour was long banned and even "disowned" by Genet himself later in his life.

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