EASTERN BOYS (15)

Date Time
Sun 1st February 7.45pm
Thurs 5th February 7.45pm

Dir | Robin Campillo | France | 2013 | 126 mins | French w/Eng Subtitles
Cast | Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Daniil Vorobyev


Robin Campillo, writer of Laurent Cantet’s Palme d’Or winner The Class and creator of the acclaimed television series The Returned, directs this tense, erotically charged thriller about a young gay hustler in Paris. Dapper fifty-something Daniel cruises the Gare du Nord where the eastern European boys hang out. One afternoon, he awkwardly propositions young immigrant Marek and invites him back to his place – but when the doorbell rings Marek is not alone, and it seems Daniel has been targeted for his naivety. Cleverly juxtaposing tonalities, Campillo layers a touching love story over a nail-biting thriller that also observes some of the bleaker aspects of inter-EU immigration.

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