No se lo Digas a Nadie - 1998
(Do'nt Tell Anyone)
| 114 mins.
| Directed By :
| Francisco Lombardi
| Cast :
| - Christian Meier
- Giovanni Ciccia
- Santiago Magill
Lima, Peru, everything could have been so easy for Joaquin.
His family is well off, his studies have never given
him any headaches and his girlfriends think he is a
classy guy. But sometimes, having everything isn't enough.
Don't Tell Anyone is a groundbreaking, honest and hard-hitting
tale of the troubles that accompany a Peruvian man's
search for sexual identity in a country intolerant of
All his life, Joaquin knew he preferred men. But he dared not tell anyone, not his father, Luis Felipe, a racist and unobliging male chauvinist patriarch who tries to beat the secrets of masculinity into him, nor his mother, Marichuca, whose pious Catholicism deepens his sense of guilt. But soon Joaquin begins a passionate and tangled affair with Gonzalo that puts him face to face with his own homosexuality, as well as with the extraordinary and complicated forces in Peru that work to keep him locked in the closet. Based on the controversial novel by Peruvian writer Jaime Bayly, Don't Tell Anyone is a powerful and unique portrait of the dichotomous world of homosexuality that exists in Peru and many parts of Latin America.