Saint-narcisse is a 2020 Canada film by Bruce La Bruce
Starring Félix-Antoine Duval, Tania Kontoyanni and Alexandra Petrachuk
When a young man who thought his mother was dead discovers that she may still be alive, he goes on a quest to find her. His journey takes him to a remote cabin in the woods where his mother lives in exile with a mysterious young woman.
The BBFC rated the film 18 uncut for strong sex, sexual violence. The BBFC explained further its decision:
UK gay-focused (non-porn) distributor Peccadillo Pictures has claimed that Amazon Prime
Video UK is refusing to make Canadian artist and filmmaker Bruce LaBruce's provocative dark comedy Saint-Narcisse available on its online store.
There are scenes of strong sexual activity, some of which include nudity. There are also
strong sex references.
There is a scene of incest between adult males. There is sexual abuse and harassment from a priest in a position of power and trust.
There is strong violence in scenes in which men
are stabbed, accompanied by injury detail and blood in the aftermath of violence. There is also drug misuse and infrequent strong language ('fuck')'
Company MD Tom Abell said its request to list the title on Amazon's UK online offering had been turned
down without explanation. Abell said:
We are totally mystified as to why Amazon Prime Video is refusing to make the critically acclaimed Saint-Narcisse available to its customers, both here in the UK and
internationally. The DVD continues to be sold by Amazon but they won't stream it.
Abell noted that the company had a similar experience with Chilean prison drama and Venice Queer Lion winner The Prince in 2020. In that
instance, Peccadillo was informed the movie contained offensive content that clashed with the streamer's guidelines.
The film had previously been available on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. and France but was removed in May, also without