Marc,seems to have the type of life most men dream of, having a loving wife and being an expectant father. A police academy trainee, Marc works long hours training and preparing to be a police officer. With the arrival of Kay, another police trainee, Marc begins to question his own sexuality, after their friendship turns intimate on one of their daily cross-country jobs. Stephan Lacant's Free Fall is a pensive study of a man wrestling with his own sexual orientation, encapsulating the burden and collateral damage living a lie could have on everyone you love. Living in the old-fashioned, macho social structure of urban police officers, Free Fall has a quiet tension throughout its running time, with both Marc and Kay essentially putting their lives at risk every day. What makes Free Fall stand out from a lot of other LGBT films is that it it isn't complacent in just telling a story about sexual identity, rather elevating itself beyond that, presenting a powerful examination of oppression felt by any type of minority. From a craftsmanship standpoint, Stephan Lacant really uses shadows to great effect, symbolizing the stripe and uncertainty Marc is going through, hiding from this macho, old-fashioned culture. Emotionally poignant, Free Fall finds the character of Marc torn between his pregnant wife and his personal desires, with the film arguing that there is no easy way out.
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