The Sad Prince
This is about the love for beauty and art, about how love and desire can become a way to fight the fear of death, drawing on the eternal dichotomy between Eros and Thanatos.
Fate has given Denis beautiful, androgynous features, but also an unfortunate family situation, marred by the premature death of his parents. Drug use and a love for music are the young man’s only ways to cope with the pain, and he ends up wasting his gift, selling his body to the highest bidder, until a wealthy lover—a classical art enthusiast—seeing in him the embodiment of a beauty ideal, gives him affection and the chance at a comfortable life.
However, when he meets his true love, Andrea, the young leader of a rock band, Denis has to face those new, heartrending feelings, which might drag him back to the abyss from which he struggled to crawl out.