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Jongens (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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Do you remember your first love? See more »

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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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Goofs

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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Marc: What do you want? Well?
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You Are My Sunshine
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Written by Oliver Hood
Performed by Ko Zandvliet
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Jongens (Boys) is a wonderfully innocent coming of age film.
9 March 2015 | by rjhoustonSee all my reviews

Boys is a 2014 Dutch (with English subtitles) made for TV film, starring Gijs Blom in the lead as Sieger and Ko Zandvllet as his love interest, Marc. It is set in the countryside and the cinematography is beautifully done. The storyline maybe tame by American standards but is solid and believable. Sieger is discovering his sexuality amidst dealing with the loss of his mother, over protective father and a rebellious older brother. Marc, confident and free spirited, is comfortable with his gayness and pursues a friendship with Sieger. The two are in training for the big upcoming track relay race. As the story unfolds we see the romance develop between the youths. This is a wholesome, romantic, first love story that will be enjoyed by most. Mischa Kamp's work succeeds without resorting to the typical and tired formula of sex and drugs. This is a great film, for teens and their parents to watch together.


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