Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Eastern Boys (2013)

Recommended Posts

I've just seen the fascinating, award-winning film Eastern Boys, directed by Moroccan-born French director Robin Campillo. It's a powerful, poetic film about a middle-aged French man who picks up a Ukrainian rent boy at the Gare due Nord in Paris. What follows is not what I expected. The movie is definitely worth seeing. 


There are other movies about Eastern European rent boys. I'm thinking particularly of Mandragora and  other excellent films by the Polish director Wiktor Grodecki, who films deal with the sad lot of these boys with compassion, mostly against the Baroque backdrop of 1990s Prague. But Eastern Boys is a bit different.


Eastern Boys did play film festivals and had a general release.  This review gives a good sense of what it's about:




  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 6 months later...

I was very glad that I discovered "Eastern Boys" via Netflix - and I did think that I was watching a talented piece of filmmaking - but, for me, the problem with the film is that "the hero" is basically a very stupid man.  

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
© 2021 Turner Classic Movies Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Settings
  • Create New...