Eastern Boys

Der Pariser Bahnhof Gare du Nord ist Treffpunkt einer Gruppe von Jugendlichen und jungen Männern aus Osteuropa. Ohne größeres Aufsehen zu erregen vertreiben sie sich hier ihre Zeit. Als der Mittfünfziger Daniel auf die Einwanderer trifft, sticht ihm aus der der Gruppe ganz besonders ins Auge: Marek. Es kommt zu einem kurzen Gespräch der beiden und ein gemeinsames Treffen in Daniels Wohnung wird vereinbart. Die mit eindeutigen Absichten geplante Verabredung stellt den Mann am darauffolgenden Tag jedoch vor ungeahnte Konsequenzen.

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
Frankreich 2013
128 Minuten
Drehbuch Robin Campillo
Kamera Jeanne Lapoirie
Schnitt Robin Campillo
Ton/Sounddesign Olivier Mauvezin
Musik Arnaud Rebotini
Mit Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Danil Vorobyev, Edea Darcque, Camila Chanirova, Beka Markozashvili, Bislan Yakhiaev, Mohamed Doukouzov, Aitor Bourgade
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