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House of Boys (2009)

 -  Drama | Musical | Romance  -  29 July 2011 (USA)
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Two young soul mates find each other while working at an all-male performance club/brothel. Eventually, one contracts AIDS.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loïc Peckels ...
Young Jake
...
Frank
Harry Ferrier ...
Karl
Michael N. Kuehl ...
Christopher
Gintare Parulyte ...
Rita
Sascha Ley ...
Frank's Mother
Chris McHallem ...
Frank's Father
Natalie Slevin ...
Amanda
Kelly Jake ...
Boyd (as Jack Kelly)
...
Jake
Emma Griffiths Malin ...
Carol (as Emma Griffiths-Malin)
Elias McConnell ...
Young Hippy Boy (as Elias Comfort)
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Young Hippy Girl (as Roja Zargar)
Marco Wirges ...
Bouncer 1
David Imper ...
Bouncer 2
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A glamorous, colourful coming-of-age story that follows the dramatic journey of Frank, a high school kid in 1984, through an exciting world of sex and music, where his deep new passion is suddenly turned into a struggle for courage facing a new disease - the "gay cancer" - and becomes deep, true love in the expectancy of his friend's horrible death and beyond. Written by Jean-Claude Schlim & Christian Thiry

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Make Love Your Goal

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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29 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dom chlopców  »

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Trivia

Layke Anderson refused to do promotion for the film. See more »

Quotes

Madame: How's my new boy doing?
Emma: Pulling at the reins to dance. I think he's a fast learner.
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Crazy Credits

Every year, approximately 2.5 million new HIV infections are registered.

The fight against AIDS is far from being over. See more »

Connections

Features The Eurovision Song Contest (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Wake Up
Composed by Laurent Garnier, Performed by Laurent Garnier
© Basic Groove
© Wagram Music (Original Master Recording owner)
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Well worth watching unless you're homophobic
3 December 2009 | by (Luxembourg) – See all my reviews

I saw this nice little movie in Luxembourg one week or so after it's premier here. Basically it's a story of two teenage boys who leave home for different reasons and meet up within a Gay show club in Amsterdam. After falling in love, one ends up sick with AIDS.

Stephen Fry plays a sympathetic doctor but basically helpless with the knowledge of the disease back in the 80s. All the cast act great. I was impressed. Apart from a few short porno scenes, it is a neat little gay drama with some nice music and film direction. There are also some scenes filmed in Luxembourg and Morocco.

If the movie doesn't come to your town, buy it on DVD when released!


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