“I know” (Je sais), a gay short film from France

A nice, reaffirming French short film that’s, for lack of a better description, a bit of a “It’s Getter Better,” Paris-style.

The film is by French filmmaker Benoit Masocco.


If you speak French, I almost prefer the version without subtitles, which you can find via this link.  The video is the same, but after watching without subtitles, I realized the subtitles were distracting me from the words and the images (though, very smart move of Benoit to subtitle his film – great way to get it to a larger audience).

Oh, and the bridge with all the locks on it, in the screen shot above (and in the movie) is real.  It’s called the Pont des Arts, and is right in the middle of Paris along the Seine river.  The lock thing started a few years ago, I think, when people started putting locks on the bridge to show their love for each other.  But recently the bridge has gotten a tad too heavy and now they’re afraid it’s at risk of falling.  It’s a whole ‘thing.’ You can read about it.

Anyway, thought this might be a nice way to start the day.  Nice job, Ben.

Directed by Benoit Masocco
With Laurent Follea and Laure de Martine
With the voice of Emmanuel Maubert and Gwendoline Rothkegel
Music by Aurelien Basle
Translation by Michael Pouyer
©BM – 2013

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9 Responses to ““I know” (Je sais), a gay short film from France”

  1. pappyvet says:

    wonderful John !

  2. fritzrth says:

    Merveilleux! Merci, Benoit et John.

  3. I got a nice email from Benoit, he was very grateful that we were sharing the video :)

  4. Indigo says:

    That’s great ! “C’est toi qui a raison.”

  5. OH yeah, I meant to write about that – I think I have a link, hang on.

  6. emjayay says:

    But is the fence with all the padlocks a real thing that was already there?

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