A Review of… Zucht (Short)

Zucht (Short)

 

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 8 minutes
Director:  Margien Rogaar
Writer:  Tjyying Liu
Starring: Yannick de Waal, Moo Miero and Roeland Fernhout
Year: 2007
Language: Dutch (with English subtitles)
Miscellaneous: Part of the Boys on Film 4: Protect Me From What I Want collection.

 

breath

“On a trip to the lake, 12yo Erik feels deeply attracted to the father of his friend Sophie, and hatches a plan to express the extend of his love.”

 

… in 5 words:

Effectively simple yet innocently sweet.

 

… in 25 words:

Breath is an innocent and sweet tale of a young boy coming to terms with his sexuality and learning how to express feelings of ‘love’.

 

… in 50 words:

At 12, I had no comprehension of sexuality and certainly don’t remember being attracted to any of my friends fathers. However it happens, and Breath tells such a story in a way that makes you feel for Erik and understand the exploration and confusion in his thoughts, feelings and actions.

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