Outcasts (1986)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Gay & Lesbian Films, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - Taiwan  |  
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The Outcasts affords western audiences a rare glimpse of the gay world in Taiwan. The title characters are two homosexual youths set adrift in the big city. Shunned by families and strangers alike, the boys are literally alone among millions. They are finally given a place to stay by a kindly old photographer. It is not made clear whether or not their benefactor is himself gay; what is important is that he acts as an island of compassion in a world of cruelty and indifference.

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discovery, adolescence, against-all-odds, family, father, friendship, generation-gap, home, homosexual, host, love, memory, nightmare, outsider, past, photography, physical-abuse, poverty, problems, recollection, refugee, rescue, shelter, studio, survivor, teenagers