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To Play or To Die

  • 48 mins
  • 70%
  • 12+
  • Netherlands FlagNLNetherlands
  • 1990
  • Dramas
  • LGBTQ
  • Romance

In this short motion picture, schoolboy Kees is intelligent, introverted and sensitive, but gets ridiculed verbally and physically at an all-boys school by mindlessly cocky class mates and even insensitive teachers, especially in gym, where his physical weakness is mercilessly abused to make him a defenseless laughing stock in front of his smirking peers. His awakening sexual interest goes to boys, and in particular to Charel, a beautiful athletic classmate who probably feels an undetermined interest but would never risk admitting (possibly not even to himself) having any gay or bi appreciation, least of all for a 'sissy', and thus remains unresponsive to shy Kees' overtures. When the hunk finally comes over to Kees' place while his parents are away, a desperate disappointment with a tragic twist is in the making...