Eastern Boys is a 2013 French drama film written and directed by Robin Campillo. It premiered at the 70th Venice International Film Festival in the Orizzonti section and was later screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Storyline: They come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia, Romania, Ukraine. They are Eastern boys. The oldest appear no more than 25; as for the youngest, there is no way of telling their age. They hang around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris. They might be prostitutes, but there is no way of knowing for certain. Daniel, a discreet man in his late fifties has his eye on one of them – Marek. One afternoon, Daniel gathers his courage and speaks to him. The young man agrees to come visit Daniel the following day, at his place. However the next day, when the doorbell rings, Daniel doesn’t have the faintest idea that he has fallen into a trap.
Language: French | Russian | English
Subtitle: English, French, Spanish, Italian
Director: Robin Campillo
Writers: Robin Campillo, Gilles Marchand (scenario consultant)
Stars: Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Daniil Vorobyov