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The Guy From Work

An aging blue-collar worker navigates the complexities of infatuation and self-discovery.
5/5

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Jean-François Leblanc’s remarkable gay-themed drama, delicately directed, unravels the poignant narrative of an aging blue-collar worker, Martin, portrayed with moving subtlety by Serge Boulianne, as he grapples with an unspoken infatuation for his younger male colleague, Éric, played by Marjolaine Laurin. Set against the backdrop of the masculine workforce in Canada, the film navigates the intricacies and secrets within this culture, shedding light on the challenges of reconciling one’s sexuality in such an environment.

Boulianne’s portrayal of Martin is a masterclass in understated emotion, his silence echoing the weight of a heavy heart and a mind wrestling with the complexities of self-discovery. The decision to convey Martin’s feelings through a confessional letter to Éric adds depth to the storyline, introducing a layer of vulnerability and anticipation that keeps viewers engaged.

Vincent Biron’s cinematography is a standout element, employing handheld discreet techniques that create an intimate atmosphere, drawing the audience into the emotional core of the characters. The film, presented in French with English subtitles, beautifully captures the nuances of sexuality in the aging community and within the realm of masculine culture, delivering a brilliant exploration of love, desire, and the pursuit of self-acceptance.

Brief Synopsis

Raynald is a family man who has been working in the same tire plant for over 30 years. This week, nothing unusual in his daily life: work, hockey games with the “guys”, family night. However, this week, Raynald will make the biggest move of his life.
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Director(s): Jean-François Leblanc
Writer(s): Jean-François Leblanc
Cast: Éric Robidoux, Marjolaine Laurin, Serge Boulianne
Producer(s): Fanny Drew, Sarah Mannering
Director of Photography: Vincent Biron
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Runtime: 16 min

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The Guy From Work

An aging blue-collar worker navigates the complexities of infatuation and self-discovery.
5/5

Review

Jean-François Leblanc’s remarkable gay-themed drama, delicately directed, unravels the poignant narrative of an aging blue-collar worker, Martin, portrayed with moving subtlety by Serge Boulianne, as he grapples with an unspoken infatuation for his younger male colleague, Éric, played by Marjolaine Laurin. Set against the backdrop of the masculine workforce in Canada, the film navigates the intricacies and secrets within this culture, shedding light on the challenges of reconciling one’s sexuality in such an environment.

Boulianne’s portrayal of Martin is a masterclass in understated emotion, his silence echoing the weight of a heavy heart and a mind wrestling with the complexities of self-discovery. The decision to convey Martin’s feelings through a confessional letter to Éric adds depth to the storyline, introducing a layer of vulnerability and anticipation that keeps viewers engaged.

Vincent Biron’s cinematography is a standout element, employing handheld discreet techniques that create an intimate atmosphere, drawing the audience into the emotional core of the characters. The film, presented in French with English subtitles, beautifully captures the nuances of sexuality in the aging community and within the realm of masculine culture, delivering a brilliant exploration of love, desire, and the pursuit of self-acceptance.

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Brief Synopsis

Raynald is a family man who has been working in the same tire plant for over 30 years. This week, nothing unusual in his daily life: work, hockey games with the “guys”, family night. However, this week, Raynald will make the biggest move of his life.
The Guy From Work Short Gay Film

Credits

Director(s): Jean-François Leblanc
Writer(s): Jean-François Leblanc
Cast: Éric Robidoux, Marjolaine Laurin, Serge Boulianne
Producer(s): Fanny Drew, Sarah Mannering
Director of Photography: Vincent Biron
Animation:

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Runtime: 16 min
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