Buddies (1985)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

In a rushed-together effort to dramatize the extent and meaning of the growing AIDS epidemic, director Arthur J. Bressan, Jr. wrote this story in less than a week and then filmed it in less than two weeks. There are only two settings: the hospital room where Robert (Geoff Edholm) lies dying of AIDS, and the apartment where his buddy David lives (David Shachter). Geared primarily for gay audiences, the dialogue focuses on David's feelings and is interwoven with sexual nuances. There is no information on the sickness itself or its pathology, one deficiency among several that might have been eliminated if the director had taken more time to work out the story.



AIDS, friendship, homosexual, writer