Naer Alla Vet (1996)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Gay & Lesbian Films  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - Norway, Sweden  |  
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In this thoughtful Scandinavian drama, a teenage boy wrestles with his sexuality and learns that most of his deepest fears were unfounded. Sebastian is almost 17 when he figures out that he is a homosexual. Though he lives with wonderful, stable parents and has a good-hearted sister, he finds himself wracked with turmoil and suddenly withdraws from them all. The more they try to understand why, the more distant Sebastian becomes. Things get worse when he falls in love with the handsome Ulf, who comes from an unstable, tempestuous home. Sebastian realizes he is lucky, but still can't help but become irritated when he brings Ulf home for dinner. His parents are too nice and this quietly infuriates their son. Eventually they leave the two boys alone in the house. Sebastian have great fun doing teenage guy stuff, but then they take a bath together and it is then that Sebastian tries to kiss Ulf. The latter is confused by the gesture and quickly pulls away, making feel Sebastian feel even worse. Soon afterward, the even more pained Sebastian finally comes out to his parents who despite their love and support are still deeply hurt. Despite their own suffering, the parents remain determined to love and support their son, something that surprises and comforts Sebastian. Even his sister offers a few words of encouragement.

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boy, family, homosexual, sexual-awakening, sexuality, teenagers