Eastern Boys is a new French film that explores the subject of older men soliciting much younger men. Daniel, a single older man, spots a young, attractive guy near Paris’s Gare du Nord train station and works up the courage to approach him, not realizing that it’s a trap. But “it’s still a chance for the main character,” says director Robin Campillo.
The film points to the inherit discrepancies in power dynamics surrounding age, sexuality and immigration in France. Eastern Boys has garnered rave reviews and won Best Film in the Horizon category at the Venice Film Festival.
See the above video clip for an interview with Campillo that took place during the Toronto International Film Festival last September.