James leads a lonely life in a luxurious castle in which his parents run a hotel. He never goes out with friends, spends his spare time in his room and peeks at the hotel's guests out of boredom and curiosity. Chased by his controlling mother, who only wants him to finish his homework, James is more interested in the group of handsome Swedish soccer players staying at the hotel. When he finds one of the boys injured at the hotel's swimming pool, James offers his help and smuggles the boy into his room and locks the door. Locked up with a strange boy in his own room, James experiences the complexity of his own sexual feelings for the first time.Written by
Marco van Bergen
like many short films, it suggest. giving few elements to the viewer for create his version of story. and its identity. because it is a film about loneliness , family, secrets and truth about yourself and refuge in personal universe, temptation and a meeting who could change all. and, in essence, this is the great virtue of film. to give paths and not ways. to explore the clash between different boys. for the touching - mysterious end. for the high level of delicacy used for define a special contact. Vattnet has the strange status to be memorable against its not comfortable simplicity. because the absence of dialogues in large part of it , the possibility to see it as a form of parable are the good points who saves an ordinary story about sexual identity. and , sure, the delicate images.
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