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Dear Boys (Lieve Jongens)
Dear Boys
Lieve Jongens
Actors: Hugo Metsers, Hans Dagelet, Bill van Dijk, Albert Mol, Pleuni Touw
Director: Paul de Lussanet
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Gay & Lesbian
UR     2007     1hr 28min

Starring Hugo Metsers, Hans Dagelet and Bill van Dijk. Hugo Metsers stars as Wolfbroer, an aging gay writer who becomes more demanding of the young men he has affairs with. They, in turn, are drawn to one another. What ...  more »

     
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Actors: Hugo Metsers, Hans Dagelet, Bill van Dijk, Albert Mol, Pleuni Touw
Director: Paul de Lussanet
Creators: Paul van den Bos, Paul de Lussanet, Hans van Dongen, Matthijs van Heijningen, Chiem van Houweninge, Gerard Reve
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Gay & Lesbian
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Gay & Lesbian
Studio: Jef Films
Format: DVD - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/20/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 28min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Dutch
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Video Quality Very Poor
C. H. Williams | Webster, NY USA | 06/13/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Not at all what I expected. Subtitles made no sense to the images viewed and just generally NOT a good purchase. Very pleased with the method and timeliness of the delivery, though."
Dear Boys
J. D. Willmott | 04/01/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I was most disappointed with the quality of this DVD - it seems nothing more than a poor copy from an even poorer Video which is such a shame as I had eagerly awaited the transfer to DVD. The film is excellent but spoied by the poor quality of the DVD"
Growing Up Dutch and Gay
Amos Lassen | Little Rock, Arkansas | 02/15/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Dear Boys"

Growing Up Dutch and Gay

Amos Lassen

Finally available on DVD is one of the first gay themed movies that I saw many years ago. "Dear Boys" is a Dutch film made in 1980. It deals with two young boys; it is a very liberal look at handsome young men who discover their sexuality in the mind of a middle aged writer. Wolf is a successful author but he is plagued with self doubt as well as writer's block. He is afraid that as he ages, he will no longer be able to attract the kind of young men he is attracted to. In actuality the movie is about how to deal with the world when being a homosexual was considered to be an abnormality.
Wolf (Hugo Metsers) becomes more and more demanding about the young men he desires but they are more attracted to each other than to him. The movie reverts to a series of fantasies that deal with some of the problems that we were dealing with in the 80's. Director Paul de Lussanet looks at religious guilt, sado/masochism, guilt and romantic love and then gives us a look at the issues in unrepentant and nonsentimental ways. It is an interesting film but dated and must be looked at as a witness to the way that things were. A sometimes funny and other times extremely serious movie, it was once considered to be extremely erotic and candid. It seems mild by the standards of today.
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