The film is about the difference between what we want, and what we really need. His main character, Mike, spends a lot of time for his fantasies, wishes and desires : sea, sex and sun, and easy money. He thinks he has to build his own business for self-accomplishment. But day by day, he realizes his mistake. He needs someone who can see him as a sensitive man and not just as a fantasy : a magic lover, a bankable stripper or a best friend.
So simple and so complex to evolve. He has to give up a well known life with a clear future and a positive public image ; to open up to his true love, almost his opposite, and show a new image of himself in an unknown new life.
The character progression is slow and very subtle, and i like very much the pace of the film. I can feel the same kind of stake for myself and people i know (in a very different social and culture context). I think it is a very universal story. From a storytelling point of view, it is a very good example of how to deal with the characters « Wants » Vs the « Needs ».
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