Available to Rent or Buy on Amazon Video

Available to Rent or Buy

Watch Now

To Play or to Die (1990)

NR 11/11/1998 (US) Drama 48m


In this short motion picture, schoolboy Kees is intelligent, introvert and sensitive, but gets ridiculed verbally and physically at an all-boys school by mindlessly cocky class mates and even insensitive teachers, especially in gym, where his physical weakness is mercilessly abused to make him a defenceless laughing stock in front of his smirking peers. His awakening sexual interest goes to boys, and in particular to Charel, a beautiful athletic classmate who probably feels an undetermined interest but would never risk admitting (possibly not even to himself) having any gay or bi appreciation, least of all for a 'sissy', and thus remains unresponsive to shy Kees' overtures. When the hunk finally comes over to Kees' place while his parents are away, a desperate disappointment with a tragical twist is in the making…

  1. Frank Krom

    Director, Writer

  2. Anna Blaman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Geert Hunaerts

    Geert Hunaerts


  2. Tjebbo Gerritsma

    Tjebbo Gerritsma


  3. Simon Gribling

    Math. Teacher

  4. Joost Hienen

    Charel's friend

  5. Cock van der Lee

    Charel's friend

  6. Diane Lensink


  7. Titus Muizelaar

    Titus Muizelaar

    Phys. Ed. Teacher

  8. Mike Starink

    Charel's friend

  9. Wim van der Grijn

    Wim van der Grijn


  10. View More

Full Cast & Crew

To Play or to Die
To Play or to Die

Original Title Spelen of sterven

Status Released

Original Language Dutch; Flemish

Budget -

Revenue -


Content Score


Yes! Looking good!

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

Login to report an issue

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page

Want to rate or add this item to a list?