Nathan (Bérenger Anceaux), 16, lives alone with his father Stephane (Patrick Timsit). A newcomer in high school, he is invited to a party and falls in love with Louis (Jules Houplain), a boy in his class. They find themselves out of sight and kiss each other, but someone takes a picture of them. Soon, the photo is published on Facebook and a storm overtakes their lives as they face bullying and rejection.
The Perils of Outing Someone!
- Hidden Kisses review by AA
Interesting film abut the perils of love and the heartaches that can be associated with it. The interesting part of this film is how it effects other people in close contact with Nathan and Louis the lovers, plus the don't rock the boat attitude of people in authority who all want to run for cover when life catches up with them. A little slow to start but the film in my mind did bite the bullet by the end.
I thought the homophobia from both fellow pupils , teachers and parents was a little overdone. Surely-ALL those people wouldn't have been so blatantly homophobic in real life? Sometimes it was hard to believe the film dates from 2016. I think we have all come a little further along the path of acceptance than this. But still- if the film was intended to make a point about homophobia- then it surely did! I reckon this movie should be compulsory viewing in secondary schools teaching ' sex and relationship' education. It would certainly educate those living in ignorance of what is after all- a fact of life. The performances of the two leading actors were excellent - and being French- I loved the scenery and the depiction of the local way of life. Highly recommended.