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To Play or to Die (1990)

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

Overview

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

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Geert Hunaerts

    Geert Hunaerts

    Kees

  2. Tjebbo Gerritsma

    Tjebbo Gerritsma

    Charel

  3. Simon Gribling

    Math. Teacher

  4. Joost Hienen

    Charel's friend

  5. Cock van der Lee

    Charel's friend

  6. Diane Lensink

    Mother

  7. Titus Muizelaar

    Titus Muizelaar

    Phys. Ed. Teacher

  8. Mike Starink

    Charel's friend

  9. Wim van der Grijn

    Wim van der Grijn

    Father

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To Play or to Die
To Play or to Die

Original Title Spelen of sterven

Status Released

Original Language Dutch; Flemish

Budget -

Revenue -

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