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.



“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.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s