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Proteus, 1 DVD, 102 minutes
1718, au pénitencier de Robben Island, en Afrique du Sud. Le film raconte l'histoire d'amitié et de sexe entre Claas Blank, un prisonnier noir, et Rijkhaart Jacobsz, un jeune marin blanc de Rotterdam détenu dans le même camp. Proteus rend hommage à tous ceux qui ont été détenus - et souvent exécutés - en raison de leurs préférences sexuelles.Voir l'ensemble des Descriptions du produit
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This movie could have been spectacular. The subject matter in itself is incredible; there was no need for abstract artistic embellishments. What results for the viewer is a cesspool of poorly filtered facts, annoying translations (and attempts at translations), basement-budget cinematography, and bizarre blendings of time and space. The lead actors are fairly good in their craft, but they're cast into a horrible retelling of a rather interesting historical event.
I wish that this movie could be remade with a less "artistically innovative" agenda. I'm pretty sure that very few people have ever known about this obscure incident in history, but it's a great story and definitely worthy of being told. However, the makers of this film lent no justice to the cause.
Since the plot has already been discussed in other reviews here, I don't see the need to address in mine. The eroticism is suttle and innocent, rather than blatant or objectionable. For those who are allured by erotic content and expect anything close to pornography, be advised that such content is extremely minimal, to the lowest degree. The nudity is PG-13 in only one scene and if you blink during the scene, you can reduce the rating of the whole film down to PG, because all that's left is simulated sensuality throughout the remainer of the movie. If you are not deterred by that fact, the movie is solid, except for absurd interludes that pop up here and there.
I was very excited by everything I had read about "Proteus" before I actually saw it. I'm still hoping that another talented filmmaker will pick up the gauntlet and give the proper recognition that this lesser known moment in history deserves.
RACISM, SEPARATISM, HOMOPHOBIA, SOCIAL ISSUES, HISTORICAL ISUES.
NOT ALL ISUES CAN BE EXPLORED IN DETAIL, AS THIS FILM IS NOT A DOCUMENTARY. IT GIVES THE VIEWER A GOOD IDEA OF THE PROBLEMATICS OF THE ERA, THE LONGING FOR COMPANIONSHIP IN A PRISON.
IT DOES HAVE THE ROMANTIC ELEMENT, REPRESSED LOVE, NEEDY LOVE, SELFISH LOVE. THE CHARACTERS CREATE A BOND, A LOYALTY, THROUGH THE YEARS, AND THEIR LIVES HAVE NO MEANING WITHOUT EACH OTHER.
DONT EXPECT A ROMANTIC COMEDY, OR GREAT LOVE AND DRAMATIC MANIFESTATIONS. IN THIS FILM, LOVE IS SHOWN SEXUALLY, WITH ACTIONS, AND ATTITUDES, IN A AN UNSOPHISTICATED WAY.