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Jongens (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 9 February 2014
A sexually awakening gay teen athlete finds himself in a budding relationship with his mutually attracted relay race teammate.

Director:

Mischa Kamp

Writers:

Chris Westendorp (screenplay), Jaap-Peter Enderle (screenplay) (as Jaap Peter Enderlé)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gijs Blom ... Sieger
Ko Zandvliet Ko Zandvliet ... Marc
Jonas Smulders ... Eddy
Ton Kas Ton Kas ... Theo
Stijn Taverne Stijn Taverne ... Stef
Myron Wouts Myron Wouts ... Tom
Ferdi Stofmeel ... Coach
Lotte Razoux Schultz Lotte Razoux Schultz ... Jessica
Rachelle Verdel Rachelle Verdel ... Kim
Julia Akkermans ... Vriendin Eddy
Jeffrey Hamilton Jeffrey Hamilton ... Niclas
Rifka Lodeizen ... Moeder Marc
Micha Hulshof Micha Hulshof ... Jongen snackbar
Caroline Olde Rikkert Caroline Olde Rikkert ... Verkoopster drogisterij
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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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First love, a beautiful thing. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | English

Release Date:

9 February 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Boys See more »

Filming Locations:

Muiden, Holland See more »

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Pupkin Film,NTR See more »
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1.78 : 1
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When Sieger and Marc talk about their families and get up to go eat sorbets, you can see the microphone attached to Marc's back under his shirt. See more »

Quotes

Sieger: [following his and Marc's first kiss] I'm not gay.
Marc: Of course you're not.
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A very nice and touching film!
11 February 2014 | by boyshyshySee all my reviews

I totally agree with the other reviewer. This is really a beautiful and wonderful film. Like what he/she has said, the cinematography and music are good, and the key point about " Loving someone and not being able to show it, ....................., driving you to do things that disgust and hurt you inside." is the most significant message of this movie that need to be told to the whole world no matter we are gay or not gay.

The two young leading actors has done a good job especially the one who plays the boy who hesitate to come out. The only thing that is not yet perfect is that the total play time is too short that they have only shown how the boy who hesitate to come out suffers but has not shown much about how his lover suffers from his jojo hesitation. Otherwise it will be perfect.

Although I have recorded it down with my DVD-recorder, I still hope that one of those big studios will appreciate this film and release it on DVD and Blu-ray, not just with Dutch subtitles but also with English subtitles so that we can share this wonderful film with our family and our friends all around the world. Here in the Netherlands, it seems that only big studio like Universal, Warner, Paramount, Fox and MGM will release Dutch films with English subtitles. Let's pray for that!


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