Eastern BoysBy First Run Features
Arriving from all over the Eastern Bloc, the men who loiter around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris are sc by however they can, forming gangs for support and protection, ever fearful of being caught by the police and deported. When the middle-aged, bourgeois Daniel (Oliver Rabourdin) approaches a boyishly handsome Ukrainian who calls himself Marek (Kirill Emelyanov) for a date, he learns the young man is willing to do anything for some cash. What Daniel intends only as sex-for-hire begets a home invasion and then an unexpectedly profound relationship. The drastically different circumstances of the two men's lives reveal hidden facets of the city they share.
Reasons to Buy
- Presented in four parts, this absorbing, continually surprising film is centered around relationships that defy easy categorization, in which motivations and desires are poorly understood even by those to whom they belong.
- If you're ever in a home invasion situation, chances are good it won't involve such stunning group of young hotties. The boys in this movie are delectable. Eastern Boys is as sexy as it is immersive and thought-provoking.
- The movie has some strong talent behind it. Director Robin Campillo, a frequent collaborator on the award-winning films of Laurent Cantet, is one of the creators behind the hit French series "The Returned."