Drama1991-2000FranceNikos PapatakisQueer Cinema(s)

Nikos Papatakis – Les équilibristes AKA Walking a Tightrope (1992)

Marcel Spandice, a famous homosexual writer during the sixties in Paris, is trying to make a young Arab into the greatest tightrope walker in the world. Behind the figure of Spandice, author, poet and lover of the circus (“because there one truly risks getting killed,” in his own words)

The story of this film was allegedly based on a true story witnessed by the director Nico Papatakis during his filmmaking collaboration with the controversial and much-lionized monstre sacrée Jean Genet.

We recognize Jean Genet and at the time in his life when he was involved with the Arab Abdullah. This was an unproductive period for Genet from a literary point of view, since, instead of writing, he used his art to lead his transient lovers to perfectionism.

3.06GB | 1h 59mn | 956×576 | mkv


Subtitles:English, Greek, French HOH


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