Crazy of You

Akram Zaatari. 1997. Lebanon. vo Arabic. 27’


In the industrial suburbs of Beirut, three men talk about their sexual relationships: beginning, middle and end, hiding nothing. The video explores the ideal "male" that attracts them and they share with most boys his age. The cult of the body, songs and sexual language are verbal and non-verbal elements articulate their fantasies. The stories they tell us begin with the seduction, and end when they have fucked. This is the image they want to project in front of the camera, the "brave and beguiling" guy. In this context, desire is a commodity and romantic relationships always lead to failure.