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Boys Grammar (2005)

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Bullying is taken to unimaginable extremes when a student is raped at an exclusive private boys school.

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Bullying is taken to unimaginable extremes when a student is raped at an exclusive private boys school.

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More shocking than anything
23 September 2013 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

There are dozens of gay-related short films and this one is everything they should not be. It goes for unnecessary violence, noisy shouting and screaming and pure shock value instead of carefully developing a story the viewer can relate to or, if he's not gay, gain interest in watching. Occasionally, these kinds of films manage to at least partially save it with a good ending, but this isn't the case here either. The punching, then holding sequence of the main character, just doesn't feel believable at all. I can't even say the director was still trying to find his style as he already shot short films for over 5 years.

All in all, it was quite a disappointment, clearly style over substance with sub-par acting and only the father's performance, who shows why coming-outs are often that hard, keeps me from giving it an even lower score.


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