Director: Philippe Barassat
Feature film | F | 2013
97 min | Dolby 5.1
48th Hof International Film Festival
ldo, a young male nurse in a psychiatric ward, loses his job. In order to finance his girlfriend’s college and their apartment, he slips, no less due to his experience as a nurse, into the role of a sexual helper for the severely disabled. But there is a fine line between sexual assistance and prostitution… Everyone advises him to keep it up, though, particularly Vanessa and Serguei, two blind friends of Lucie’s who stress the moral reasons. The extremely peculiar sexual experiences Aldo has gradually change him and actually arouse rather than repulse him. But he cannot bring himself to tell Lucie about them.
Paralyzed people, amputees, mentally and physically disabled people, burn victims and invalids besiege Aldo when pretty Lucie isn’t at home. To a certain extent, he is at their mercy: without being aware of it, he allows himself to be manipulated by them. He cannot gauge the consequences and his “clients” demands become ever more excessive. Will Aldo submit to them completely, to the point of self-denial?