Garçon Stupide (2004)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Gay & Lesbian Films  |   Release Date - Sep 16, 2005 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - France, Switzerland  |  
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An aimless gay teenager begins to realize the effect he has on others in this Swiss drama. Loïc (Pierre Chatagny) spends his days laying around watching television, and hooking up with anonymous johns he meets on the Internet. Leaning heavily on the support of his roommate and best friend, Marie (Natacha Koutchoumov), he shows little interest in any sort of vocation or job; that is, until he meets a thirtysomething man named Lionel (writer/director Lionel Baier). Unlike his other tricks, Lionel does not want sex from Loïc, but companionship, and the two share a series of intimate, challenging conversations -- recorded on Lionel's video camera -- that compel the young man to start finding direction in his life. As he begins to explore a burgeoning interest in photography, Loïc has some emotional growing pains, specifically in terms of his jealousy over the fact that Marie has found a boyfriend.

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friendship, homosexual, Internet, introspection, jealousy, photography, teenagers, unemployment, video-camera