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BEFORE I FORGET
aka AVANT QUE J'OUBLIE
USA: Strand Releasing
UK: Peccadillo Pictures
Cast: Pierre Jacques Nolot, Jean-Pol Dubois, Marc Rioufol, Bastien d'Asnieres, Gaetano Weysen-Volli, Bruno Moneglia, David Kessler, Remy Le Fur, Jean Pommier, Rebia Lyes, Lionel Goldstein, Bernard Herlem, Claudine Sainderichin, Albert Mainella, Jean-Paul Chagniot, Boudot de la Motte, Josianne Daussy, Florence Bouteau, Raphaëline Goupilleau, Isabel Arias, Alimata Camara, David Lefevre, Yann Gohiec
Director: Jacques Nolot
Language: French (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 108 mins
USA Rated: Not Rated
UK Certificate: 18
USA Release Date: 18 July 2008 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 17 April 2009 (Limited Release)
Jacques Nolot both stars and directs BEFORE I FORGET, a tale of a downward spiralling gay gigolo, struggling to cope with his advancing age, poverty, loneliness, writers block and the increasing complications of HIV disease. When his wealthy benefactor dies after thirty years of lavish support, his inheritance is challenged by the benefactor's family, leaving him destitute.
This situation undermines his very existence to the extent that it controls his every move for behind it is the fear of being forgotten, or worse: dying back where he started - on the streets. Young hustlers, drugs, alcohol, and countless cigarettes provide momentary distractions, but ultimately, he must face his inner demons in order to be free of them.