Un Chant D'Amour (A Song of Love)
Un Chant D'Amour (A Song of Love) (1950)

Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: August 17, 2004
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Silent and wordless, it poetically and delicately recapitulates some of the themes of [Genet's] novels.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Strictly of curio value, it can offer contemporary viewers little more than some unintentional gay giggles. Oh, those French boys!

Mark Adnum
Senses of Cinema

Packed with shots of full frontal hard ons, masturbation, and extreme close ups of sweaty feet, armpits and thighs, Jean Genet's only film is confrontingly explicit.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Curio underground short experimental film about gay life in prisons.

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

A revolutionary vision of emancipation through sensuality, Un Chant d'Amour is a song of love both universal and eternal.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's a very effective film, and quite lovely at times.

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Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Genet's film exhibits the obvious influence of his friend Jean Cocteau. Despite this, the tone and content is pure Genet.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
The only film made by the controversial playwright Jean Genet - an extremely sensual and provocative homoerotic tale that was certainly ahead of its time, with… More
Eric Broome
A quite well-made, evocative short. Surprising that Genet never directed another film. And its sexual content is STILL daring -- when's the last time you… More
Dimitris Springer
A short film about love?Yes,a perfect example of jealousy and repression,the first piece of queer cinema by a legendary playwright.