Rent Passages (2023)

3.3 of 5 from 125 ratings
1h 28min
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Synopsis:
Celebrated filmmaker Ira Sachs (Love is Strange) makes a breathtaking return with "Passages", a fresh, honest and brutally funny take on messy, modern relationships, starring Franz Rogowski (Great Freedom), Ben Whishaw (Women Talking) and Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Colour). Set in Paris, this seductive drama tells the story of Tomas (Rogowski) and Martin (Whishaw), a gay couple whose marriage is thrown into crisis when Tomas begins a passionate affair with Agathe (Exarchopoulos), a younger woman he meets after completing his latest film.
Perceptive, intimate and unashamedly sexy, 'Passages' sees Sachs bridge his usually tender style with a uniquely European sensibility, providing an insightful and authentic take on the complexities, contradictions and cruelties of love and desire.
Actors:
, , , Erwan Kepoa Falé, , , , , Tony Daoud, Sarah Lisbonis, Anton Salachas, Thibaut Carterot, Theo Gabilloux, , Jérôme Dauchez, François Boisrond, Kylian Moison, Chloé Granier, Juliette Mourlon, Malika Bejaoui
Directors:
Producers:
Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt
Writers:
Mauricio Zacharias, Ira Sachs, Arlette Langmann
Studio:
Mubi
Genres:
Drama, Lesbian & Gay, Romance
Countries:
France
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/12/2023
Run Time:
88 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description, English Dolby Digital 2.0, English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Audio Description, French Dolby Digital 2.0, French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Q&A with Director Ira Sachs
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/12/2023
Run Time:
92 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description, English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French Audio Description, French DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Q&A with Director Ira Sachs

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Reviews (2) of Passages

Ira Sachs has gone off the boil - Passages review by JR

Spoiler Alert
28/01/2024

I loved Ira Sachs 'Love is Strange' and 'Little Men'. In this film, the main character, Tomas, has no redeeming features. He cheats on his husband with a woman, then he cheats on the woman by almost stalking his ex, and sabotaging the ex's new relationship. The question is why do these two reasonable people - the husband and the woman, find him attractive? Why do they give him so much leeway? The film gives no back story so we have no reason for his appalling toxic narcissistic behaviour. The result is a frustratingly narrow, predictable 'love' triangle, with no wider insights.

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Modern Relationship Drama - Passages review by GI

Spoiler Alert
04/02/2024

A relationship drama centred around the appalling duplicity of a narcissistic man. It's essentially a love triangle narrative with a mercurial young film director Tomas (Franz Rogowski) married to artist Martin (Ben Whishaw) who begins a passionate affair with Agathe (Adèle Exarchopoulos). Tomas is a selfish, self absorbed young man who can't make up his mind which relationship to commit to and causes an emotional avalanche between the three of them. There's a lot of sex in this film although it's presented sensitively and in keeping with the story. The frustration here is that whilst this is a study of modern relationships the three main characters are either awful (Tomas) or naïve in the extreme and unable to fathom what fools they are in being gaslighted by Tomas. It's superbly acted and Exarchopoulos is especially good here. Ultimately though the film didn't really grab me although it is on occasion very funny.

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