An HIV-positive French North African takes an unconvential journey on a quest for his father who he's never met. On his way, he discovers that family need not always be connected by blood.
Unrated (Not Rated)
Action & Adventure
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I saw this at an alternative cinema and am only now buying it in DVD to have. Felix decides to take a brief trip away from his boyfriend to search for his long-lost father in the south of France (Marseille). Along the way he comes across people that he fits into the category of relative: my sister, my little brother, etc. It is a simple story, but one that the French and, with few exceptions, only the French, do so well. You will like Felix the person, laugh at his adventures, recognize his virtues and his faults, and be astounded with the mystery of life by the end of the movie. Highly recommended if this is your thing. Even a straight person not into gay cinema (i.e., 99.99% of straight people) would find it an amusing French slice-of-life and not egregriously scandalous from a sexual nature.
I wish American Filmakers could make movies like this. A sweet, honest and often funny sweet slice of life with no pretensions. The cinematography is beautiful, the characters feel like real people and there is gentleness and a real love for life portrayed in each scene. And let's not forget the sexy causal way gay sex is dealt with. Vive Felix!
I can count on the fingers of one hand the gay-themed films I would watch more than once -- most of them are either catty sit-coms stretched out over two insufferable hours, or they're an excuse for badly acted soft-core porn. "The Adventures of Felix," bad title notwithstanding, is a pleasant surprise featuring normal, well-adjusted and attractive (in a real, non-Hollywood way) men. It's a picaresque saga of a young man hitchhiking from Normandy to Marseilles and the encounters he has along the way: some pleasant, some not, but all very real and surprising. There is one preposterous coincidence near the end of the film, but by then you're hooked on the characters' charm. My favorite gay film, with the possible exception of "Wild Reeds."
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