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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 »
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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
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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

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Taglines:

Make Love Your Goal

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Luxembourg | Germany

Release Date:

29 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dom chlopców See more »

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Technical Specs

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Color:

Black and White (still photographs) (archive footage)| Color
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Trivia

(2009) Luxembourg Film Prize: Best Picture, Best Cinematography and Best Production Design. See more »

Quotes

Madame: You're working here ten months?
Jake: Almost eleven.
Madame: So you should know the rules of the house like the back of your hand. Get it on and get it off.
Jake: Is there something wrong with my stage routine?
Madame: Your offstage routine is a little off. I mean, for a straight boy.
Jake: You didn't like me being with girls. Now that ain't an issue, you still have a problem.
Madame: I just worry that your little... liebelei... might be lightening your load.
Jake: Has anyone complained?
Madame: No, not yet, but I know how this goes. Believe me, ...
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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

References Pac-Man (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

The Rejection
Music and Lyrics by Mike Furey and Tom Napack
© 2007 Dangerous Muse Publishing (ASCAP)
Performed by Dangerous Muse
All Rights Reserved Used By Permission
Performed by Dangerous Muse
Courtesy of Warner Music Group
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powerful drama revolving around very lovable characters
6 April 2011 | by imdb-21-51116See all my reviews

"House of Boys" was the peak of the London Lesbian Gay Film Festival in April 2011. "House of Boys" stood in contrast to the usual assortment of dry documentaries and silly fluff films. I lost count of how many of the characters seem like real people -- stereotypes or not -- i know and love. It was like being with friends. So much so, that when drama ensues, you want to be there for your friends. I can't remember the last time i saw actors get into their parts so well. I won't give away any plot here: for this film, more than any other, please avoid reviews and trailers that give away plot. Let it develop for you after you get to know these boys, exactly the way Jean-Claude Schlim intends it. Btw, after reading the script, several of actors begged for a part, any part, in this particular film. When you see it, you will know why.


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