Water Drops on Burning Rocks
A 50-year-old business man Léopold (Bernard Giraudeau) arrives home with 20-year-old Franz (Malik Zidi), whom he has just met. Franz is not quite sure why he agreed to come home with Léopold as he is supposed to be meeting his fiancée Anna, but he accepts drinks from Léopold and they begin to get to know each other. Franz tells Léopold that he is not sure whether or not he loves Anna, that he does not really enjoy sex with her, finding more pleasure in books, theatre and life in general. Léopold asks him if he has ever slept with a man. Franz says he has not, but describes a dream where a man comes into his bedroom in an overcoat and has sex with him. Léopold says that although he once lived with a woman for seven years, he has always found sex with men more exciting. They kiss, and Léopold tells Franz to get undressed and into bed. He then appears beside the bed in an overcoat ready to re-enact Franz's dream.
|author||François Ozon Rainer Werner Fassbinder|
|events||abusive power and control human sexuality intimate relationship power|
|keywords||anna levine business man business trip cry domineer get together how to male-to-female transsexual meet one night pack seven years sex change sex change operation sex reassignment surgery male-to-female shoot sleep suicide tie up trans woman|
|musicBy||George Frideric Handel|
|publisher||Haut Et Court|