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I Am JonasI Am Jonas

I Am Jonas

An atmospheric French coming-of-age drama

Drama, Romance, TV Movie

7.0

movie

France

French

Dark, Romantic

2018

Christophe Charrier

Aure Atika, David Baïot, Félix Maritaud

82 min

Synopsis

When Jonas was 14 he met the charismatic but mysterious Nathan. In addition to guiding him in his sexuality, Jonas soon confronts something dark and even dangerous about his new friend. Now an attractive, sexually assured adult, memories still haunt him. Trying frantically to put the missing pieces together, Jonas becomes determined to break the shackles of the past and finally set himself free.

Our Take

7.0
Staff

This atmospheric 82-minute French drama is set between 1995 and the present time, between a shy and lonely teenage version of the main character, Jonas, and an extroverted, chain-smoking one. The common thread between the two is a night gone wrong at a local gay bar.

I Am Jonas is a detailed portrait of a troubled, self-loathing character, and an exploration of the long-lasting impact of trauma experienced young.

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