Movie Review: Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo

Geoffrey Couët and François Nambot in Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo

Jump to the good stuff: The Story | Some Thoughts | The Final Verdict

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Story:

Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo is a romantic drama that takes place in the early morning hours (from 04:27 to 05:59).

Théo (Geoffrey Couët) and Hugo (François Nambot) meet at a sex club and leave together. The connection they made at the sex club lingers while they roam the streets of Paris. As they reminisce about the sex they’d just had, a revelation is made that surprises them both.

Some Thoughts:

Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo opens at a sex club and is not shy about showing all the details. As the camera pans through the crowd of naked men, it lingers on two men, watching their connection while they gradually reach climax. At first, I thought this was 18 minutes of gratuitous sex, but it does play into the story.

Once Théo and Hugo leave the sex club, the film has a sweet innocence. The main characters have a naiveté in the way they interact and discover each other through conversation. It’s easy to get wrapped up in their charm and want to see them get together for something more than casual sex.

Directors Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau have a definite vision and style for the film that sets the mood. And Couët and Nambot feel at ease with their characters and each other. Their connection is believable.

There isn’t a lot to Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo, but it’s well paced and engrossing.

The Final Verdict:

Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo is a well-crafted romantic drama that has an innocent charm despite its highly erotic opening scene.

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