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Two best friends' bond is tragically torn apart in a sensitive and emotional drama.


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Nominated for an Oscar for Best International Film, Close is a movie that overflows with emotion, sensitivity and truth. Directed by Lukas Dhont (Girl), the movie tells the story of a child who has an apparently homoaffective relationship with a classmate. Everything changes when they go to another school. Little by little, Leo (Eden Dambrine) begins to distance himself from Rémi (Gustav De Waele), fearful of his classmates' reaction to their relationship. That's where all the sensitivity of the movie lies, which speaks about maturity, grief and depression in a somewhat cold way at times, but which focuses on deepening the character of Dambrine and shedding light on what a pre-adolescent can feel. Dhont, who achieves great performances from his cast, once again shows the strength of his stories and how sensitivity is mandatory in his work as a director. Close is a movie that is uncomfortable, saddening, moving and conveys truth.



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Leo and Remi are two thirteen-year-old best friends, whose seemingly unbreakable bond is suddenly, tragically torn apart.

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