Eastern Boys

They come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia, Ukraine, Moldavia … The eldest ones appear no older than 25; as for the youngest, there is no way of telling their age. They spend all their time hanging around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris. They might be prostitutes. Daniel, a discreet man in his fifties, has his eye on one of them – Marek. Gathering his courage, he speaks to him. The young man agrees to come and visit Daniel the following day at his place, with wholly unpredictable consequences. “(…) Much like Daniel who, when faced with these young men from the East, oscillates between fear and desire, the film threads its way through ambiguous feelings, borderline, indeed marginal situations, but also, I do hope, through moments of pure jubilation.” (Robin Campillo)

Director's Biography
Robin Campillo, born 1962 in Morocco. In 1983 he enrolled in the IDHEC film school (Institute for Advanced Cinema Studies) in Paris. After graduating, however, he took a break from his film career to dedicate his time to the fight against AIDS. Finally, in the mid-nineties he began a long and fruitful collaboration with Laurent Cantet as co-screenwriter and editor. In 2004 Robin Campillo directed his first feature film THEY CAME BACK. EASTERN BOYS won the Best Film award in the 70th Venice Film Festival’s Orizzonti section. // Films: LES REVENANTS (They Came Back, 2004), EASTERN BOYS (2013)
European Panorama Fiction 2014
Robin Campillo
France 2013
128 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Robin Campillo
Cinematography Jeanne Lapoirie
Editing Robin Campillo
Sound/Sounddesign Olivier Mauvezin
Music Arnaud Rebotini
With Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Danil Vorobyev, Edea Darcque, Camila Chanirova, Beka Markozashvili, Bislan Yakhiaev, Mohamed Doukouzov, Aitor Bourgade
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