Jongens waren we

Marjoleine Boonstra Short documentary - 2015 - 52 min.
Twelve plus
Fear
Violence
Foul language

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What or who do adolescent boys lean on? Each other? Their fathers? And what if these are absent? In the theatre performance Staal, they play it, in the documentary Jongens waren we, they (literally) look themselves in the eyes. On stage, seven playing, fighting, vulnerable boys wait for real life to begin - before coming out as real men. The film seeks out the actors in the side wings where they, looking at themselves in a mirror, speak frankly about their personal lives.


Credits

Director(s) Marjoleine Boonstra
Script Moniek Merkx
Production Company Aperta
Executive Producer
Lies Janssen
Director of Photography
Editing
Sound Editor
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Music
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Production Country
Netherlands