A sexually awakening gay teen athlete finds himself in a budding relationship with his mutually attracted relay race teammate.

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Sieger
Ko Zandvliet ...
Marc
Jonas Smulders ...
Eddy
Ton Kas ...
Theo
Stijn Taverne ...
Stef
Myron Wouts ...
Tom
Ferdi Stofmeel ...
Coach
Lotte Razoux Schultz ...
Jessica
Rachelle Verdel ...
Kim
Julia Akkermans ...
Vriendin Eddy
Jeffrey Hamilton ...
Niclas
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Moeder Marc
Micha Hulshof ...
Jongen snackbar
Caroline Olde Rikkert ...
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BOYS tells the story of Sieger, a sporty, rather quiet 15-year-old boy who discovers love during the summer holidays. Sieger is training in the new athletics team for the national relay championships and meets the intriguing and unpredictable Marc. The friendship that develops seems nothing out of the ordinary, but Sieger secretly harbours stronger feelings for Marc. He engages in a lonely struggle with himself when it emerges that Marc is also in love with him. With his best friend Stef, Sieger discovers a motocross track outside the village. Events soon take on a momentum of their own as Sieger quickly becomes involved with Jessica. At last, he counts for something in the eyes of his tough older brother Eddy, who is secretly using the track to tear around on a moped. Sieger keeps quiet about this to his father, who often clashes with the rebellious Eddy since their mother's death. Sieger tries to make peace between the two, but his mind is elsewhere, as he finds it increasingly ... Written by Pupkin Film

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When Sieger runs into his girlfriend walking her dog, you see Sieger's team logo on the left side of his t-shirt, but in the next shot, the logo has flipped onto the right side of his t-shirt due to it being a reversed image. See more »

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Top 5 LGBT films for me.
24 May 2015 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Despite my longstanding love for the genre, I did not expect to be so moved by this film. In the same vein as movies like Shelter, Just A Question Of Love, Beautiful Thing, Jongens is about a boys struggle with sexuality, family obligations, growing up. There are plenty of plot points that are similar, admittedly, but Jongens had something the others didn't. Or perhaps it steered clear of things the others didn't.

While some reviews suggest there needs more elaboration, or elucidation, I think that's where the beauty lies. The main character, Sieg, and his love interest, Marc, fall for each other. You don't know that because they say it, or because they are physical with each other

  • you know that because of their stolen glances, their fleeting


touches, the way they play and laugh and muck around, just like boys do.

There are serious elements to the film - we constantly see Sieger punishing himself with his athletic training, his overbearing brother always in the background - but they don't overwhelm you, or steal anything from all the sweet, gentle moments. Playing out parallel to the upcoming athletic championships, and with the backdrop of the river,forest,and long dirt roads - so much can be taken from what you see, and how it makes you feel, rather than what is told or forced upon you.

I agree there should be more, but only because they're special, their feelings and shared moments are fun and enthralling, and you'd like to be privy to hours of them.

If sweet, subtle, coming-of-age films are your cup of tea then definitely take time to see this movie. Sieg's journey into love, and identity is universal, and I think a lot of people - regardless of their sexuality - will relate.


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