Eastern Boys

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Writer/Director Robin Campillo (Palme d'Or winner The Class) returns with his stunning second feature

Director: Robin Campillo

Writer: Robin Campillo

Stars: Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Daniil Vorobyov


From Robin Campillo the celebrated writer of Palm D’or winner THE CLASS and creator of THE RETURNED, comes his  highly acclaimed dramatic feature film Eastern Boys.

Daniel cruises the Gare du Nord where Eastern European Boys hang out. One afternoon he plucks up his courage to speak to Marek, one of the boys and invites him to his home. However, next day when the doorbell rings, Daniel hasn’t the faintest idea that he has fallen into a trap.

Winner Best Film, Horizon Awards  – Venice Film Festival.

“Far from casting judgment on the situation of illegal immigrants, or from being a reflection on paternity, this film first and foremost follows the logic of its fictional narrative. It portrays characters living clandestinely that represent both a danger and a promise for one another. 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 on Eastern Boys

  • "Brilliant, Sexually charged; Fluid; Dangerous."
    - Wendy Ide The Times

  • "Impressive... Suspenseful... A Shrewdly observed relationship drama."
    - Total Film

  • "A masterful work"
    - Front Row Reviews

  • "The best gay film since Stranger By The Lake"
    - Attitude
  • "A highly nuanced love story"
    - Sight & Sound
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjtS-EEBs2Q
Cast: Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Daniil Vorobyov
Director: Robin Campillo
Writer: Robin Campillo
Country: France
Language: French | English | Russian
Subtitles: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Certificate: TBC
Running Time: 128 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Release Date: 09-03-2015
Blu-ray Release Date: 09-03-2015
VoD Release Date: 26-01-2015
Cinema Release Date: 05-12-2014
DVD Extras: Actors' Audition, Rehearsal Footage, Director's Interview
Dvd Catalogue Number: EC1090
Bluray Catalogue Number: EC1097 (blu-ray)
Year: 2013
Producers: Hugues Charbonneau, Marie-Ange Luciani
Editor: Robin Campillo

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