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Pretty Boy (2005)

Director: Carsten Sonder     Starring: Tafdrup,Christian
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40719967
UPC: 667443554141
UPC 14: 00667443554141
Category Keywords: Coming Of Age  Gangs  Gay/Lesbian  Gays  Self-Discovery
Rating: NR
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Alienated by his mother, Nick (Christian Tafdrup) flees his dysfunctional home. Fatherless, he actively seeks out the companionship of older men, finding himself in a relationship with Ralph (Stig Hoffmeyer). Ralph gives Nick a place of temporary refuge, and the two share an interest in the stars as well as a romance.

However, when Ralph's girlfriend returns from vacation, Ralph chooses her over Nick. Nick then hits the streets, where he joins up with a gang of violent street hustlers who victimize the very men who buy their services. Adopted by this band of violent youth, Nick finds refuge again -- and unexpected first love -- with the gang's only female member, Renee (Benedicte Madsen), an androgynous girl who masquerades as a boy. Things get complicated once Ralph decides he wants Nick back and Renee becomes jealous.

Editor's Note
This classic of gay cinema traces the violent coming-of-age of a 13-year-old street hustler on the streets of Copenhagen. Alienated from his dysfunctional family, Nick (Christian Tafdrup) hits the streets, making the acquaintance of closeted astronomy professor Ralph, with whom he shares an interest in the stars. The two spend a few happy days together before Ralph's girlfriend returns from vacation. An embittered Nick joins up with a violent group of hustlers who make a living ripping off their customers. There he finds love with the only female member, Renee (Benedicte Madsen), who masquerades as a boy. Eventually, Ralph has second thoughts about his decision, Renee gets jealous, and Nick has to make some important decisions, in a gritty, haunting tale of love won and lost, with stops at all the places in between.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Hi-fi Stereo, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Spanish, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Wolfe Video
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/14/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 86 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2005
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 4139D
Video UPC UPC: 00667443554141
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: Danish
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: Danish
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Benedicte W. Madsen
Video Cast Info Christian Tafdrup
Video Cast Info Rami Nathan Sverdlin
Video Cast Info Stig Hoffmeyer
Video Cast Info Carsten Sonder - Director
Video Cast Info Carsten Sonder - Writer
Video Cast Info Henrik Fleischer - Editor
Video Cast Info Jacob Banke Olesen - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Joachim Holbek - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Peter Aalbaek Jensen, et. al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Soren Gam - Production Designer

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Tafdrup,Christian
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD