The sequel to Yossi & Jagger finds Dr. Yossi Gutmann reminiscing about his love ten years after his death. However, as he encounters a group of young soldiers, one of them, Tom, reignites his romantic feelings.
Out on parole after 8 years inside Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15 year old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Unwilling to play Dad, an uncaring... See full summary »
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Thomas Bo Larsen,
A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
Mo is a young boy growing up in a traditional Egyptian household, but beyond the front door of the family's modest London flat is a completely different world - the streets of Hackney. The impressionable Mo idolizes his handsome older brother Rashid and wants to follow is his footsteps. However, Rashid, a charismatic and shrewd member of a local gang, wants a different life for his little brother and deals drugs hoping to put Mo through college. One eventful summer, Rashid's sexual awakening forces Mo to confront his own fears and phobias and threatens to tear the brothers apart. Written by
An authentic look at expatriate Egyptian family in Britain
This is such an excellent film. Yes there is considerable and explosive violence but is not at all gratuitous nor overwhelming. Every character is well developed and essential to the storyline even when they are portraying bad gang members or undesirable drug dealers. The two young brothers are authentic and believable like all the other major and minor characters. And the plot is full of suspense and surprise at every turn. What is extraordinary is the positive way the gay relationship that unexpectedly develops between Rashid and the photographer is treated. Unlike tradition in Hollywood films of this genre, a gay relationship never thrives nor allowed to develop into a happily ever after scenario. Either one of the gay characters must die or worse are killed or a gay character gives up a difficult male /male love relationship and sublimates his emotional and sexual needs by attempting to find happiness in a forced gay male/ straight female union to satisfy heterosexual audiences expectations. Not in this film. For this reason, It becomes a breakthrough film that people will be talking about for years to come. And who knew that macho young gang members put so much pressure on themselves to be real men that they secretly long to be intimate with their gang buddies as a show of affection. This film explores this phenomena deftly. And the musical score is perfect. I highly recommend everyone runs to see this movie and the world in which these fantastic and contradictory characters reside. Kudos as well to the sensitive touch of the female writer and director. All gay themed stories should be treated with such sensitivity.
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