The Smell of Us 2014

The Smell of Us 2014

The Smell of Us 2014
1h 32min | Drama | 10 September 2015 (Hungary)

Storyline:

A group of skateboarders in Paris are at the heart of a loose coalition of young people who do drugs and have sex. Several of them are rent boys, including the Dorian Gray/Narcissus of the group Math (Lukas Ionesco) and his friend JP (Hugo Behar-Thinieres) who is in love with him, but is continually rejected because Math reckons he’s only gay for pay. There’s a girl who sometimes comes over and is jealous of JP’s closeness to Math, and so she snitches on JP to his parents, and there’s an indigent old man nicknamed Rockstar (Larry Clark) whom the group tolerate as a kind of mascot/despised pet. And there’s Michael Pitt (who featured in Clark’s “Bully”) with a guitar in a couple of scenes looking slightly uncomfortable at being so clearly surplus to requirements.

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Élève libre 2008

Élève libre 2008

Élève libre 2008
1h 45min | Drama | 21 January 2009 (Belgium)

Storyline:

Jonas, 16, is experiencing school failure. But for his tennis enthusiast, this is not so serious, since he can devote himself to sport. Unfortunately, he cannot pass the national selection. Turning away from his divorced parents, he finds thirty-year-old Pierre’s support, a friend of his mother. He was touched by his situation, offers help to him. With this privileged connection, he leaves school. Pierre and his companion, Nathalie replace the teachers and the parents. But this education will take a more intimate turn, sex education.

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Cuatro lunas 2014

Cuatro lunas 2014

Cuatro lunas 2014
1h 50min | Drama, Romance | 12 February 2015 (Mexico)

Storyline:

Four stories about love and self-acceptance: An eleven year-old boy struggles to keep secret the attraction he feels towards his male cousin. Two former childhood friends reunite and start a relationship that gets complicated due to one of them’s fear of getting caught. A gay long lasting relationship is in jeopardy when a third man comes along. An old family man is obsessed with a young male prostitute and tries to raise the money to afford the experience.

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Boys to Men 2001

Boys to Men 2001

Boys to Men 2001
1h 15min | Drama | 16 March 2001 (USA)

Storyline:

Compilation of 4 short films from different directors all with a common theme of gay identity – “Crush” by Philip Bartell, “The Mountain King” by Duncan Tucker, “…lost” by Dan Castle & “The Confession” by Carl Phirman.

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Shank 2009

Shank 2009

Shank 2009
R | 1h 34min | Drama | 11 September 2009 (UK)

Storyline:

Teenage gang member Cal hides his sexuality from his fellow happy slapping gang members’ often futile and violent dislike of anyone who isn’t the same as them, be they unsuspecting shoppers, foreign students, gays, etc. Hooking up with a random stranger (Scott), Cal is unaware that this chance meeting will eventually provide him with choices and routes of escape from the tedium of his unambitious and depraved life. When his world collides with Olivier, a French student he rescues from a pointless beating, he encounters a lifestyle that presents as many new experiences as it does obstacles.

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Nico And Dani 2000

Nico And Dani 2000

Nico And Dani 2000
Krámpack (original title)
R | 1h 31min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 16 June 2000 (Spain)

Storyline:

Coming of age, on a Barcelona beach, during an eventful week: Nico arrives at Dani’s for part of the summer. Dani’s parents are away, Nico is keen to lose his virginity, and Dani, who’s been Nico’s friend since grammar school, wants time only with Nico. Dani’s plans to hunt and fish are waylaid when Nico catches the eye of Elena and her cousin Berta. He wants to go to the beach with the girls, cook them dinner, and make love to at least one of them. Dani wants social and physical contact with Nico. Watching from a short distance are Sonia, Dani’s tutor, and Julian, a gay writer, who picks up Dani’s vibes. Can Nico and Dani sort out friendship as well as their mixed desires?

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Pianese Nunzio 14 anni a maggio 1996

Pianese Nunzio 14 anni a maggio 1996

Pianese Nunzio 14 anni a maggio 1996
1h 54min | Crime, Drama, Romance | 5 September 1996 (Italy)

Storyline:

A young priest crusades against organized crime in his Naples neighbourhood but falls in love with a 13-year old boy. It’s the chance the gangsters were waiting for to get rid of the thorn in their side. Will they be able to force the boy to accuse the priest of sexual harassment and have his reputation destroyed?

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Eloi and Biel 2013

Eloi and Biel 2013

Eloi and Biel 2013
Eloi & Biel (original title)
25min | Short, Adult, Drama | 7 August 2013 (Spain)

Storyline:

They woke up that morning eager to explore. Out of town, in a country house far from the world, they’ll feel each other as never before. Drinking wine with no glasses, from kiss to touch, to arouse, to desire – and even so still easy, still calm, still conscious of every centimetre of each others bodies. The secret places of pleasure. The secret pleasures of love.

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Out Of Hand 2005

Out Of Hand 2005

Out Of Hand aka Keller – Teenage Wasteland 2005
1h 32min | Drama | 6 March 2008 (Germany)

Storyline:

Sebastian and Paul are two bored boys about 16 years of age. They drink alcohol, steal – and attend a private school. They can’t find a sense of meaning in their present adolescent existence. They abduct Sonja and lock her in an old, abandoned factory building. But what shall they do with her? Disorientation, fear, desire and also love are changing to cruel aggressivity.

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