Now Available: Eastern Boys

The critically-acclaimed Eastern Boys follows the cautious relationship that develops between a single man and a much-younger sex-worker.

Arriving from all over the Eastern Bloc, the young men who frequent the Gare du Nord train station in Paris are scraping by however they can, forming gangs for support and protection and living in fear of being caught by the police and deported.

When a bourgeois, middle-aged man named Daniel (Olivier Rabourdin) approaches a boyishly handsome Ukrainian immigrant named Marek (Kirill Emelyanov), he learns the young man is willing to do anything for some cash.

When Daniel brings the young man home, it leads to an alarming and dangerous home invasion. But once the men are able to spend some time alone together, they end up forming an unexpectedly profound relationship. The drastically different circumstances of their lives ultimately reveal hidden facets of the city they share.

Presented in four parts, this absorbing, critically-acclaimed drama from director Robin Campillo (“The Returned,” BPM (Beats Per Minute)) is centered around relationships that defy easy categorization, in which motivations and desires are poorly understood – even sometimes by those to whom they belong.

Watch the trailer for Eastern Boys below. The film is available now on Dekkoo.

New This Week – 6/9/17

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When siblings Emma and Toni inherit their family’s horse riding school things get tricky. Neither seem well equipped to keep the business going – Emma is young and Toni is busying leading a promiscuous gay sex life – but when they both fall for the school foreman’s beautiful and sexually fluid son things go haywire. Wild Awakening is an erotic forbidden love story.

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In 1984, a scrappy little neighborhood in San Francisco – home to many low-income tenants and the heart of the gay male leather scene – faced destruction from the bulldozers of redevelopment and the AIDS crisis. The Folsom Street Fair was started to call attention to gentrification and raise money for AIDS charities. Folsom Forever tells the story of how this small street fair grew into the biggest outdoor kink and fetish event in the world, and managed to do a lot of good along the way. Folsom Forever is now available on Dekkoo!

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In the short film, Johnny, a night with a troubled stranger forces a young male sex worker to confront a haunting moment from his past that he thought he’d left behind.

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A businessman makes a regular arrangement with a Ukrainian prostitute, despite the youngster’s involvement in a controlling street gang. Watch Eastern Boys on Dekkoo!

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Coming next week – “A pleasure to watch – a spot-on story about the agony and ecstasy of adolescent first love.” – San Francisco Chronicle