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Sweet Dutch tale of a young boys first love.
on 28 November 2014
Sieger is a fifteen year old and is good at sporty things - especially running and he gets chosen to represent the school. This throws him into the group of athletic types and he meets Marc. Marc is not like other boys - he is assured and makes up his own rules. They soon develop a friendship; but Marc is hankering after a bit more.
Sieger is also dealing with a home life that is far from ideal. His mother was killed in a motor accident and his caring father has now become over protective of him and his more wayward older brother. Add to this that he is going through the whole sexual awakening thing - that is where your default switch is heterosexual - and he is trying to do the right thing. As the training intensifies so does the relationship - but the outcome is always in doubt.
This was a made for TV film in the Netherlands (in Dutch with good sub titles) and as such was always going to be a bit tame. Then again we are talking teenagers here so don't expect anything too post watershed. On the other hand it is a story that has been told before, but this one manages to do it in a very charming and understandable way that comes across as being absolutely genuine. If you like a tender gay themed love story then I am sure you will want to see this film.