Sometimes a film can spring surprise. You read that its about the life of a porn start and you already make up your mind but wait till you actually see the film. It is definitely a good film and worth watch.
The film begins in 2014 with some documentary film makers trying to find details about a porn star Riki who did in 2002. They are trying to get information from Federico who we later find out wis Riki's brother. The movie then goes in flashback. Riki and Federico were born in a rich wealthy family In France but after his mother died, Riki fled home to go to Rome. Since then him and federico had no connection. Their father has now died and Riki comes back home. Federico learns that their fathers estate is in debt and that actually they are not as rich. He also has an ex-wife and a child. Federico wants to learn more about his brother so he decides to go to Rome with him. He sees that his brother makes very good money but doesn't know what he does. Incidentally one day he finds out his brother's picture in a porn magazine and confronts Riki. Riki confesses that he works in gay porn industry and is gay. He is supposedly the best in business and gets paid well. Awkward at first, Federico wants to know more about his brother and meets his friends, his colleagues, watches his shoot etc. The two brothers bond big time without judging each other. With a turn of events, a child comes in Riki's life who he wants to adopt but when the court finds out about his job, they refuse. Riki and the child were so close to each other that it breaks his heart and there his downfall starts. Meanwhile, federico reconciles with his wife and works with her to pay back his father's debt. Depression grips Riki and ultimately he commits suicide. Circa back to 2014, we realize that the person making the documentary is the same little boy whom Riki wanted to adopt.
Very touching and interesting film, this film shows relationships and emotions from a different angle. The bond that the 2 brothers share, a husband getting back to his wife admitting to all his faults, the bond between a gay guy and a child knowing each other very well and the friendship that all these people share with each other. There are few places where it gets tears to your eyes and gleam too when you se the 2 brothers sharing such an amazing bond with each other.
Must watch. This is good. (7.5/10)
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