House of Boys
|Producer(s):||Delux Productions (L), Elsani Film (DE)|
|Form:||FICTION - Feature film|
The year is 1984. Frank is an 18-year-old boy, who has just ‘come out’. He loves dancing and leads a superficial life partying and discovering his sexuality. He decides to leave for Amsterdam with his friend Rita. However, after a couple of weeks, she heads off to the South of France, which leaves Frank on his own.
Frank manages to get a job as a dancer in the House of Boys, a gay cabaret/strip club. There he meets Jake, an American dancer in his early 20’s, Jake. Frank is attracted to this good-looking, mature boy. After a concert night, Jake and Frank’s relationship deepens and they make love for the first time.
This newfound happiness is threatened when Jake falls ill. He is diagnosed with a new disease officially called AIDS, but referred to as ‘gay cancer’. During his long agony, Frank never moves from his friend’s side.
Frank still has an irrational hope that Jake will get better. He promises him that they will visit Essaouira together, a place that Jake has always dreamed of visiting because his idol, Jimmy Hendrix, once lived there.
Layke Anderson, Ben Northover, Eleanor David,Udo Kier, Stephen Fry, Tom Leick, Sascha Ley, Jules Werner, Luc Feit, Claire Johnston, Paul Rockenbrod
Key Luxembourg Crew: Pol Cruchten, Carlo Thiel, Philippe Kohn, Christina Schaffer, Claudine Moureaud, Françoise Meyer, Beatrice Pettovich, Gregor Rudolph, Anne Van Hove, Boris Bartholomäus,
Nominations & Awards
Prix du meilleur film luxembourgeois, Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis 2009
Prix de la meilleure contribution technique (Carlo Thiel, directeur de la photographie), Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis 2009