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To Play or To Die (1990)

Spelen of sterven (original title)
Unrated | | Drama
In this short motion picture, schoolboy Kees is intelligent, introvert and sensitive, but gets ridiculed verbally and physically at an all-boys school by mindlessly cocky class mates and ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Tjebbo Gerritsma ...
Charel
Simon Gribling ...
Math. Teacher
Joost Hienen ...
Charel's friend
Geert Hunaerts ...
Kees
Cock van der Lee ...
Charel's friend
Diane Lensink ...
Mother
Titus Muizelaar ...
Phys. Ed. Teacher
Mike Starink ...
Charel's friend
Wim Van Der Grijn ...
Father
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French Teacher
Marc van Uchelen ...
Charel's friend
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In this short motion picture, schoolboy Kees is intelligent, introvert and sensitive, but gets ridiculed verbally and physically at an all-boys school by mindlessly cocky class mates and even insensitive teachers, especially in gym, where his physical weakness is mercilessly abused to make him a defenseless laughing stock in front of his smirking peers. His awakening sexual interest goes to boys, and in particular to Charel, a beautiful athletic classmate who probably feels an undetermined interest but would never risk admitting (possibly not even to himself) having any gay or bi appreciation, least of all for a 'sissy', and thus remains unresponsive to shy Kees' overtures. When the hunk finally comes over to Kees' place while his parents are away, a desperate disappointment with a tragical twist is in the making... Written by KGF Vissers

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Intense
4 December 2013 | by (Brussels, Belgium) – See all my reviews

A very beautiful movie, very intense. The two boys were 18 at the time of filming (1990, both born in 1972). They both did a very excelling performance.

The colors are beautiful, the filming is excellent. The "light" is superb…

Some situations are so recognizable, and so understandable.

The issue of the situation is shocking, but that is what movies are made for…

This 45 minutes short is like watching a "full" movie", and raises many questions.

I enjoyed it very much. PS, If ever there was a question of "revenge": do a "google pictures" for both actors… :-)


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