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Boys (2014)

Jongens (original title)
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.

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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 ... 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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Do you remember your first love? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | English

Release Date:

9 February 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Muiden, Holland See more »

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Pupkin Film, NTR See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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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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Sieger: [following his and Marc's first kiss] I'm not gay.
Marc: Of course you're not.
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Brilliant Dutch movie on teenage gay love
9 September 2014 | by silveradofurmanSee all my reviews

Theme: "Jongens" is a coming of age drama. It's about accepting one's own homosexuality, and the struggle that comes along. The love story is pure and natural, set to the background of an all male sports team for teenagers.

Photography: "Jongens" (Boys) has the most incredibly and beautiful imagery you can wish for, both in landscapes as well as sports and love. This movie is almost entirely shot outside at Utrechtse Heuvelrug (Utrecht wolds), a very green part of the Netherlands, and nearby lakes. The surroundings breathe innocence and flourishing life. It challenges physical exercising. Camera man Melle van Essen has done a great job. Young actors Gijs Blom and Ko Zandvliet are brilliant.

This movie is excellent educational material for high school students because homophobia is still an issue world wide.

I'm not going to tell you the story, and you better don't read it elsewhere, just watch and enjoy it.


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