In the suburbs of Buenos Aires, womanising Juan must quickly find a flatmate after his brother moves out. In moves Gabriel (the blonde of the title), Juan’s stoic and very handsome co-worker, who is recently widowed and struggling to support his young daughter. Shy and reserved, Gabo is reluctant to follow Juan’s wandering hands and meaningful looks. With a revolving door of beauties streaming out of Juan’s bedroom, his machismo seems firmly in place. However, the attraction between the two men is undeniable. What starts out as a sexual relationship based on convenience of location, soon develops into the engrossing evolution of a tender and intimate relationship, which is as sweet as it is heartbreaking.
Director Marco Berger (Plan B; Hawaii; Taekwondo) has made a career out of observing the unspoken erotic nature of men’s social interactions. With his latest, he explores new territory, delivering one of his most directly passionate, assured and heartfelt films: a sexy, slow burn drama that firmly celebrates the gay male gaze.