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About Passages

Ira Sachs returns with this sexy drama about a thorny ménage à trois, featuring knockout performances from Franz Rogowski, Ben Whishaw and Adèle Exarchopoulos.

Rogowski plays self-involved film director Tomas, who leaps back and forth between the Parisian apartments of artist husband Martin (Whishaw) and school teacher Agathe (Exarchopoulos). It all unravels when Martin leaves Tomas’s movie wrap party early and Tomas hits it off with the younger Agathe – which continues to the bedroom. Prideful and oblivious, Tomas immediately confesses his affair, triggering an ever-teetering love triangle.

Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias’s bitterly funny script is a whirlwind of raunch, revelations and relapses, exploring the trappings of indulging the impulsiveness of a narcissist.