Nathan, 16, lives alone with his father Stephane. A newcomer in high school, he is invited to a party and falls in love with Louis, a boy in his class. They find themselves out of sight and... See full summary »
Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on a tour of duty abroad. He is bullied by Thomas, whose mother is ill. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them.
In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed.
Ibrahim, a 14-year-old Moroccan boy, walks down a road in the outskirts of a big city alone and disoriented. Recently informed that he will be deported in two days, he packed his belongings and ran away. He is now alone with no place to go.
Pim, the emotionally abandoned and affection-starved young gay son of a small seaside town's resident floozy, grows up dreaming intensely of a loving father who will someday come for him, but never does. Frequently home alone, Pim often spends time at a neighbor's house where another single mom and her two teenage children accept him matter-of-factly. As Pim is about to turn 15, he and neighbor boy Gino become each other's friend-with-benefits, entering a period of sexual awakening together. Life, however, is all about change, and while Gino (a couple years older) is ready to move on and move out, Pim is not, leaving Pim behind to carry on with his continuing crush for Gino (while Gino's sister Sabrina develops an unrequited crush for Pim).Written by
The young Pim parts his hair on the left, contrary to Gino, who Pim has a crush on. The slightly older Pim now parts his hair on the right like Gino, with whom he has fallen unalterably in love. See more »
Pim's page with drawings of Gino on it changes between cuts. See more »
Can I come in?
Your sister's not here. On Monday, Tuesday and...
I came to see you.
I'm living here temporarily. What do you want from me?
[Gino pushes Pim against the wall]
I waited for you.
Here, a gift is forever. Keep it in a knot... and you'll never forget me.
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I knew nothing about this film when I decided to check it out. The main character, a teenage boy Pim, lives with his single mother and older brother by the sea. He spends much of his time at his neighbor's house and slowly and gradually an attraction develops between Pim and the neighbor boy. Pim is a person a few words, as are several of the film's characters. I enjoyed watching the new and budding relationship between Pim and the neighbor boy, which they are of course compelled to keep hidden. Their relationship has its ups and downs but it always felt genuine to me. It is also short on dialogue, which I liked and did not see as a detriment but rather strengthened the films emotional impact. There were a few uneven/oddly handled sequences, small and short they were, but not enough to prevent me from ultimately enjoying this film experience.
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