A diet with too much sugary American rom-coms is not healthy for any gay film-watcher. So add diversity with this searing non-stereotypical Chilean love story. Set in a small southern village in Chile, two men are the focus of the drama - a young sad-eyed Hugo, directionless after just burying his mother and the gruff, middle-aged Octavio, a barber and amateur boxer, who fights despite being epileptic. The two, after long harboring attraction for each other, break taboos and become lovers. When Octavio is forced to retire from boxing, the two decide to head to Santiago for a better life. But when Hugo becomes uncomfortably close with a female co-worker and Octavio becomes frustrated by not boxing, something has to give. A truly unusual, moving and tender story about two very different working class men determined to love despite the obstacles.
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