Eastern Boys

Eastern Boys

DVD - 2013
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Arriving from all over Eastern Europe, the men who loiter around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris are scraping by however they can, forming gangs for support and protection, ever fearful of being caught by the police and deported. When the middle-aged, bourgeois Daniel approaches a boyishly handsome Ukrainian who calls himself Marek for a date, he learns the young man is willing to do anything for some cash.
Publisher: [United States] :, First Run Features,, [2013].
Copyright Date: ©2013
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (128 min.) :,sound, colour ;,4 3/4 in.
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Dec 13, 2018

Robin Campillo, normally a script-writer and editor for directors like Laurent Cantet (The Class), directs his second movie here and does a pretty good job. He creates a lot of tension between the main characters (and cultures) - situations where the exploiters and exploited alternate. The ending may seem like a happy truce - but is it?

Mar 09, 2016

Unless intolerance of the human sexual spectrum completely disables your appreciation for great film; the straights out there would benefit by opening their minds to this excellent flic. There is nothing graphic on display here to feel squeamish about anyhow; certainly nothing that the gay/trans community had to endure from the 70's/80's television straight-sex product. This actually comes off as an at-times tense thriller/crime film, with a romantic element that breaks boundaries- boundaries of the mind; the politic; and the heart. This film manages to make commentary on the natures of exploitation, wealth, and particularly on the idea of "property" and how those who have been dis-entitled can come to lack a recognition for this idea. Great acting is what carries this work; propelled by an excellent Eastern-European-tinged EDM soundtrack that just defies you to join the party. What a party it is, too; as the multi-culture-clash of modern free-market Europe's have's and have-not's come together with the at-times nail-biting moments that characterize a classic thriller. A beautiful work.

Aug 11, 2015

Tale of a group of young street boys who use their masculine wiles to entice and then rob their prey. But when one of the boys returns to scene of his victims crime offering up himself as apology, something different begins to happen. The boy returns again and again, entering into an odd and yet comfortable existence with his former victim. That is until his friends discover what he's been up to and they are NOT happy with this little situation!

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