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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.

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 ... 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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Storyline

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

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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 »

Quotes

Sieger: [following his and Marc's first kiss] I'm not gay.
Marc: Of course you're not.
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Roar
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Written by Katy Perry, Dr. Luke (as Dr. Luke), Max Martin, Bonnie McKee and Cirkut
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Sweet, well done, but don't kid yourself--it's no masterpiece
28 March 2015 | by ekebySee all my reviews

At this writing the previous reviews save one all heap praise on this sweet little movie. The lone dissenter hated it.

I understand both points of view. It's well done, nicely framed, and tells a story that flows quite naturally. It is subtle, and it shows us what's happening rather than tells us, which is what a good movie needs to do. On the other hand, we have seen this story and virtually every plot device it uses in countless other gay films from the last 30 years.

More than one review here compares Boys to Beautiful Thing. No, sorry. Not even close. Beautiful Thing is unflinching in its hard boiled, sardonic view of teen age angst. This movie should only be compared to Beautiful Thing by calling it Beautiful Thing Ultra Lite.

Now, that's not a bad thing, necessarily. And, evidently, for a lot of people, Ultra Lite is enough. I won't say I didn't enjoy it, because I did; it's very watchable. But if you go into this expecting a masterpiece, well, you may not find it. Especially if you've seen a lot of gay-themed movies that are really good.


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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pupkin Film, NTR See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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