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Vattnet (original title)

drama, romance, coming of age


Director(s): Marco van Bergen

Writer(s): Marco van Bergen

Cast: Tobias Kersloot, Barbara Labrie, Serge Mensink

Spoken in Dutch;Flemish,Swedish,English

Subtitles in English


Netherlands (the)

Genre: drama,romance,coming of age, adolescents,cross-cultural, gay storyline

Availability: globally

James leads a lonely life in a luxurious castle. He never goes out with friends. One day he finds himself interested in an injured, handsome Swedish soccer player.

James leads a lonely life in a luxurious castle in which his parents run a hotel. He never goes out with friends, spends his spare time in his room and peeks at the hotel's guests out of boredom. Generally hides in his room, to stay away from his wannabe-controlling mother, who has no insight in the life of her son, James is forced outside when a group of handsome Swedish soccer players staying at the hotel capture his interest.   When he finds one of the boys injured at the hotel's swimming pool, James offers his help and smuggles the boy into his room and locks the door. Locked up with a strange boy in his own room, James experiences the complexity of his own sexual feelings and insecurities for the first time.

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