Look, I know I shouldn’t write this, I know it’s probably just for me and like four people, but it’s late and I need to share it with the world.
François Theurel, Slimane-Baptiste Berhoun and Guillaume Sentou playing together in a gangster film.
François Theurel is the moral-less cop, who doesn’t care about casualties as long as he can get the guy he’s chasing. He becomes obsessed with him, tracking him down, being able to think only about him. It’s personal, it’s visceral, it’s filled with LOTS of sexual tension. Also François Theurel gets to have a shower scene, where he dramatically thinks about the gang’s chef.
The gang’s chief is played by Slimane-Baptiste Berhoun. With a scar on an eye and wearing leather jacket; head of a gigantic mafia-like empire, he’s powerful and sarcastic and very intimidating. He knows how to get what he wants. Half worried, half interested in that cop who’s chasing him, he observes him and tries to warn him but François’ character is stubborn. For their first meet up -where they are in public
like maybe a fancy reception where they both have to wear tuxuedo
what a shame
and can’t act on the other, but only talk and threaten the other, -, they both grin, sure that they have the advantage. By the end of the meet up they are worried but more interested than ever in the other.
But it’s not all. It’s not just a cop/gangster movie, it’s a gangster/gangster (b)romance movie. Because the film focus as much on Theurel’s and Berhoun’s relation as the relation between SBB’s character and his right-hand-man, his second in command, his trusted best guy and incidentally lover, played by Guillaume Sentou.
Guillaume’s character is SBB’s character’s boyfriend and most trusted henchmen. He rides motorbikes while wearing leather jacket, is very goods with any kind of weapon, wears gloves most of the time and is basically a short raging sarcastic ass-hole. He can understand his boss just by one look or one tiny movement, he always knows how they’re going to act. But the fact that they know each-other more than anyone doesn’t stop them from having conflicts, where both of them are sure to be right and fight, verbally at first but it soon get very physical. Also, sexual. But they can get sexual in calm comforting
domestic situations too, that’s not the point.
It gets a plot twist in the middle of the movie with the fact that Theurel’s and Sentou’s characters are actually fucking each other on a regular basis, but neither of them know if the other knows who he is; I think at first the henchman wanted to get informations about the cop and to keep an eye on him, so he seduced him and slept with him and arranged it in a way that they could keep seeing each other, both knowing it was just sexual (and also very grin and sarcasm and violence). But then, the cop discovers the henchman’s identity. He doesn’t tell him, and keep seeing him and doing lots of things; but he inverse the flow and tries to manipulate the henchmen instead of being manipulated.
The thing is, he supposes the guy didn’t come to him by complete coincidence, but since Guillaume’s acting is very good, he can’t know for sure and it’s driving him crazy. On the other hand, Theurel’s acting isn’t so bad either, and Guillaume can’t know either if he discovered that he works for the mafia yet.
All of that with that game of Theurel and SBB chasing each other -and in the accurate time, getting down on each other- with manipulation and guns and bikes and very classy outfit and lots, lots, LOTS of scenes involving their hands. Just lots of close up on their hands. Lots of times.
So, yeah. That’s it for the moment. If someone would be as kind as directing and producing this movie, I would love them unconditionally and they would probably own my soul. Please.