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    Un-sefl-sparing

    Hi,

    I would like to know what does "un-self-sparing" mean here. Is it "generous"?

    The scenes aren’t technical—Kechiche isn’t after a catalogue of lesbian sexual practices and pleasures—but emotional, and they capture the very vulnerability, the uninhibited, un-self-sparing exertion to exhaustion that marks the actors’ performances. At the very least, the movie reflects what the actors gave—even if they gave more than they ever expected to give, and perhaps more than any actor should ever be asked to give.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Un-sefl-sparing

    It means that they gave everything they had- they didn't spare themselves:

    spare - definition. American English definition of spare by Macmillan Dictionary (definition 4)

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    Re: Un-sefl-sparing

    thank you.

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    Re: Un-sefl-sparing

    Your appreciation is welcome but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.

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