Presque Rien is a showcase for the underexplored side of first love, with the added confusion of a burgeoning sexuality. In many films the 'boy meets boy' plot is viewed through a fairy tale perspective, where potentially troubling issues are easy to reach a conclusion. Presque Rien is not this kind of easy film.
The narrative follows Mathieu and his relationship with a youth he meets on holiday, Cedric, and the aftermath of it. As someone who has experienced many of the same things as the protagonist, the realistic nature of aspects that many other filmmakers ignore made the film anything but easy to watch, but you keep watching because you care for Mathieu, he is obviously a fragile, uneasy person, and Jeremie Elkaim deserves much praise for his delicate portrayal of the varied emotions he displays here, lust, 'love', despair, determination and hope all form part of this tour de force of a film.
As with any teenage relationship, sex plays a large role in the film, and some of the sex scenes are explicit, and the male leads seem to spend most of the film in various states of undress, so anyone wary of this may find it best to avoid this film. If not, see this film, a film that makes its gay teenagers much more than either victims or queens. See it.