6.6/10
1,007
14 user 33 critic

House of Boys (2009)

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

Director:

Jean-Claude Schlim

Writers:

Jean-Claude Schlim (screenplay), Christian Thiry (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story of a young man discovering his homosexuality, while his girlfriend tries to cling onto him.

Director: Tomasz Wasilewski
Stars: Mateusz Banasiuk, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Bartosz Gelner
The Circle (2014)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Zurich, 1956. The young teacher Ernst Ostertag falls head over heels in love with the transvestite star Robi Rapp and finds himself torn between his bourgeois existence and his commitment ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Haupt
Stars: Matthias Hungerbühler, Peter Jecklin, Marie Leuenberger
Test I (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1985, a gay dance understudy hopes for his on-stage chance while fearing the growing AIDS epidemic.

Director: Chris Mason Johnson
Stars: Scott Marlowe, Matthew Risch, Evan Boomer
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two couples are enjoying their summer at the beach, but when the grown son of one couple arrives, it surprisingly stirs something in the husband of the other couple, will the forbidden feelings end badly?

Director: Marco Filiberti
Stars: Alessandro Gassmann, Maria de Medeiros, Massimo Poggio
Lilting (2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young man of Chinese-Cambodian descent dies, leaving behind his isolated mother and his 4-year male lover, who grieve but don't speak a lick of each other's language.

Director: Hong Khaou
Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Ben Whishaw, Andrew Leung
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Swedish gay couple adopt what they think is an 18-month-old orphan, only to meet their new son, a 15-year-old homophobic delinquent.

Director: Ella Lemhagen
Stars: Gustaf Skarsgård, Torkel Petersson, Tom Ljungman
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A gay man finds himself torn between two single lovers who happen to be father and son.

Director: Rob Williams
Stars: Eric Dean, Heidi Rhodes, Mark Cirillo
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Wolfgang Zenker, a middle-aged traveling ladies' fashion salesman is in dire straits: his deadly rival is threatening to steal his best customers and he's lost his driver's license. ... See full summary »

Director: Ingo Rasper
Stars: Edgar Selge, Florian Bartholomäi, Roman Knizka
Five Dances (2013)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The coming of age tale of an extraordinarily gifted young dancer recently arrived in New York City.

Director: Alan Brown
Stars: Ryan Steele, Reed Luplau, Catherine Miller
Watercolors (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A story about two classmates - one smart and openly gay and the other school swimming star. They grow as friends and discover their attraction to each other. This story has been told many ... See full summary »

Director: David Oliveras
Stars: Tye Olson, Kyle Clare, Ellie Araiza
The String (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Malik has a lot on his plate when he returns home to Tunisia after living in France. He's processing his father's death, he can't come out to his mother, and his childhood anxieties have ... See full summary »

Director: Mehdi Ben Attia
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Antonin Stahly Viswanadhan, Salim Kechiouche
Boys (TV Movie 2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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

Director: Mischa Kamp
Stars: Gijs Blom, Ko Zandvliet, Jonas Smulders
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loïc Peckels Loïc Peckels ... Young Jake
Layke Anderson Layke Anderson ... Frank
Harry Ferrier Harry Ferrier ... Karl
Michael N. Kuehl Michael N. Kuehl ... Christopher
Gintare Parulyte Gintare Parulyte ... Rita
Sascha Ley Sascha Ley ... Frank's Mother
Chris McHallem Chris McHallem ... Frank's Father
Natalie Slevin Natalie Slevin ... Amanda
Kelly Jake Kelly Jake ... Boyd (as Jack Kelly)
Benn Northover ... Jake
Emma Griffiths Malin ... Carol (as Emma Griffiths-Malin)
Elias McConnell ... Young Hippy Boy (as Elias Comfort)
Roya Zargar Roya Zargar ... Young Hippy Girl (as Roja Zargar)
Marco Wirges Marco Wirges ... Bouncer 1
David Imper David Imper ... Bouncer 2
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Make Love Your Goal

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Luxembourg | Germany

Release Date:

29 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dom chlopców See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Black and White (still photographs) (archive footage)| Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Reportedly, lead actor Layke Anderson refused to promote the film. He isn't featured in any interviews, nor attended any screenings. See more »

Quotes

Emma: It's hard not to like the boy.
Madame: He certainly has the right attitude.
See more »

Crazy Credits

for Frankie (1967-1995) See more »

Alternate Versions

An extended version of the film (121 minutes) features more explicit material cut from the 117 minute theatrical release, including a short orgy scene between extras in a dark room, and a brief shot of Jake masturbating in front of a client. It also includes more scenes with Frank and Carol traveling in Morocco. See more »

Connections

Features Dynasty (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Nelson Mandela
Written and Composed by Jerry Dammers
Courtesy of Plangeant Visions for the World, Melodie der Welt,
J. Michael KG, Frankfurt / Main for Germany,
Austria, Switzerland, Eastern Europe
Performed by Special AKA
Courtesy of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Well worth watching unless you're homophobic
3 December 2009 | by dat27See 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!


23 of 33 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed