• Before I Forget (2007)

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Release Date: July 18th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
Once a desirable hustler, Pierre (Jacques Nolot) has been HIV-positive for 24 years. Recently his wealthy lover and patron of many years has died, but Pierre receives nothing from his estate. Marc (Bastien D'Asnières), a young escort whose services Pierre regularly pays for, encourages him to attend a drag bar. As Pierre battles the urge to commit suicide, he continues going to therapy and visits with old friend Georges (Jean Pommier), a closeted lawyer.

Cast: Jacques Nolot, Jean-Pol Dubois, Marc Rioufol, Bastien D'Asnières, Jean Pommier

Director: Jacques Nolot

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Strand Releasing

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A film one can admire, but it is not "likable," per se, nor does its director wish it to be. show more

  • Before I Forget is, in the broad sense, "gay-themed." But it's also one of the loveliest, most direct and most devastating pictures about aging that I've ever seen. show more

  • It all comes down to Nolot's marvelous performance: His Pierre is sulky, morose, self-centered and curiously likeable, and Nolot leaves you wanting to know a bit more about just where this odd figure might be headed. show more

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