Before I Forget

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Where do all the rent boys go?

Director: Jacques Nolot

Writer: Jacques Nolot

Star: Jacques Nolot


Pierre is a one-time gigolo reflecting on a life of wild parties, multiple boyfriends and hedonistic impulses in present day Paris. His attempts to complete a book are constantly derailed by numerous visits from hustlers and a heavy writer’s block. Embarking on a series of visits to see acquaintances old and new, Pierre attempts to piece together memories of past and future prospects. From discussions about the going rate for young male flesh, the exchanging of tips on how to secure a fortune from a wealthy benefactor and gossiping with friends and foes about their latest sexual conquests, Jacques goes on a journey of surprising self discovery, as he faces the consequences of his past and the person he is and will become. Eventually, it is a discussion about the desires of handsome rent boy Marc that leads Pierre’s life in a totally different, but not entirely unexpected, direction.

A sobering exploration of desire, sex and solitude, Before I Forget touches upon the extraordinary sensations experienced by a man who, at the brink of existence, has finally found himself.

  • "Honest, courageous and witty" - Time Out New York

  • "A deeply moving dissertation on the brevity of beauty... Nolot is superb"
    - Empire
  • "Among the most intensely personal works in recent French cinema"

Cast: Jacques Nolot
Director: Jacques Nolot
Writer: Jacques Nolot
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 108 mins
DVD Release Date: 29-03-2010
VoD Release Date: 29-03-2010
Dvd Catalogue Number: 5060018651552
Year: 2009

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