- Ben Whishaw, Franz Rogowski, Adele Exarchopoulos
- September 1st 2023
- Ira Sachs
Franz Rogowski, Ben Whishaw and Adele Exarchopoulos become involved in a love triangle in Ira Sachs’ latest drama.
Passages is a truly international affair; American director Ira Sachs hired German and English actors and a French actress to star in his latest movie.
Passages tells the story of Tomas, a German film director who is married to an English printer named Martin (Whishaw). The couple, who lives in Paris, is struggling – the spark between them is fading and they don’t spend much quality time together.
Tomas looks for love, passion and excitement elsewhere and embarks on an affair with schoolteacher Agathe (Exarchopoulos).
Passages is a compelling but maddening portrait of a self-destructive person who seems to be casually ruining his life. Tomas is insatiable and uncontrollable and has no awareness of the impact his decisions have on others.
While you might not like Tomas’ actions, there is no denying that he is a complex character going on a fascinating journey.
And even though you don’t support his behaviour,...