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a short film by Kai Stänicke.

2012 | 3 mins | Germany.

the dramatic life and times of a young man in three minutes.

Dave says:

Once again writer and director Kai Stänicke of Golden fame packs an awful lot into an all too brief duration, in this case charting the recollections of a young man whose life is all but consumed with thoughts of his ex-boyfriend and that of his new lover.

Beginning in surreal style with the young man (Volkmar Leif Gilbert; aka Volkmar Welzel) sitting against a tree in the middle of a forest with an telephone somewhat bizarrely at his feet, this is but a cinematic collage of scenes that highlight the highs and lows of their relationship and of a boyfriend (Alberto Venceslau) whose outer tenderness is brutally juxtaposed with violence.

The result is an at times sexually direct, but never explicit work that not surprisingly grabs your attention from the onset and frankly never lets go, thanks in no small part to its rapid-fire styled editing, as nicely punctuated by the poetic voiceover of the piece. Indeed, as a depiction of the dramatic life and times of a young man in three minutes, it's simply captivating, even if you cannot help but wonder just how much time it took to film each individual segment, in order to create such a breathtaking montage.

›› available as part of the Peccadillo Pictures shorts compilation BOYS ON FILM #18 - Heros.
›› check out the Official FreeView on YouTube.
›› posted: Thursday, 19th August, 2021.

Gay Visibility - overt. 
Nudity - from the waist up. 
Overall - file under ... 4 stars. 

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