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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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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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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

Marc: What do you want? Well?
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Soundtracks

Roar
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Written by Katy Perry, Dr. Luke (as Dr. Luke), Max Martin, Bonnie McKee and Cirkut
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Great film, but could be longer and more elaborated
20 January 2015 | by ira19970See all my reviews

This review is not going to contain spoilers. It was a very nice film. Family relationships, love, denial, hurt. All of it was in this movie. It really made me care for the characters and their stories, it kept me interested, sometimes even on the edge of my seat, up to the last seconds of it. The one main disadvantage i found was it was not fully elaborated in my opinion. I think the film had much more potential, if only it were longer and more developed. As I finished watching, I felt that many things could have been more elaborated and developed, stories and characters in the movie did not reach their full potential. I felt that many important things stayed undeveloped, under the surface and between the lines.

Now, the ending - (no spoilers) it felt somewhat forced and rushed to me. Although I was more or less pleased with it, I didn't feel that there was a proper closure to the movie.

All in all, it was a very nice movie, although not providing proper closure to several things.


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Netherlands

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Release Date:

9 February 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Muiden, Holland See more »

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Pupkin Film, NTR See more »
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