Robin Campillo’s Eastern Boys on Blu-ray and DVD in March
10 February 2015
Robin Campillo, acclaimed writer of the Palme D’Or winning The Class and director of They Come Back, the inspiration for the successful TV drama The Returned [Les Revenants], has crafted a cool, cosmopolitan take on the politics of desire.
Campillo introduces us to his ‘Eastern Boys’ as a gang of East European adolescents collecting around the Paris Gard Du Nord, scamming and hustling their way through the daily commuters. Approaching the throng is affluent, silver-stubbled Daniel (Olivier Rabourdin), who takes a shine to the enigmatic and handsome Marek, awkwardly propositioning him for sex, and unwisely giving up his address for a meeting the next day, where he gets far more than he bargained for. Unwittingly, he has fallen into a most particular trap. Marek arrives accompanied by his volatile ‘Boss’ (Danil Vorobyov), and his tribe of ‘Lost Boys’ from the station. Exerting control with a visceral blend of menace and charisma, the ‘Boss’ herds the gang into Daniel’s flat and along with Marek begins to ‘host’ a party. One Daniel is not free to leave...
Campillo showcases an ambitious experiment with storytelling, skillfully blending genres and elements, as Daniel and Marek’s story plays out, their relationship moving suspensefully from sexual to almost paternal. Featuring exceptional performances from both Olivier Rabourdin (Of Gods and Men) and relative newcomer Kirill Emelyanov, Eastern Boys won the Horizon Best Film Award at Venice Film Festival.
Excelling as an unconventional love-story, taut thriller and a clever and unique take on illegal immigration, Eastern Boys will be released on UK DVD and Blu-ray on 9th March 2015 by Peccadillo Pictures at the RRP of £15.99 for the DVD and £17.99 for the Blu-ray.
Special features will include:
UK exclusive interview with director Robin Campillo