The film collection The Male Gaze: Strikers & Defenders (German title: Der männliche Blick: Stürmer & Verteidiger) is available now. NQV Media made the compilation of short films available worldwide for everyone to watch.
The short film contains four drama-filled films from Germany, France and the UK that explore how rivalry between teams can spill over into teacher-pupil relationships, high school crushes and brotherly compassion.
Summary of all the films
The new instalment of The Male Gaze features over 90 minutes of the best short films including:
1. Inseln (English title: Islands), directed by Ron Jäger
Theo yearns to express his true feelings to classmate Linus. It seems there is nobody around him to understand his predicament. That is, until Mr. Kruger, seen by most as merely an odd old teacher, appears to be the one who understands Theo.
Cast: Lennart Hillmann, Julian Mannebach, Andreas Klinger and Leon Mamic.
2. Un été viril (English title: Play It Like A Man), directed by Laurent Lunetta
It’s summertime in the countryside. Loris and Thomas are fifteen years old. They spend their days playing football and escape boredom by carrying out pranks. When they steal their teacher’s mobile phone, they discover photos of young naked footballers in the shower. Loris seems to be the main subject of this voyeurism. Thrust headlong into an adult desire they cannot comprehend, they decide to go and visit his house…
Cast:Simon Boutin, Matthieu Lucci and Samuel Theis.
3. Colours, directed by Peter Lee Scott
In the aggressive and often hostile world of youth grassroots football Adam faces an ultimatum from the team captain when they discover Adam’s best friend Tom is gay.
Cast: Harry Jarvis, Makir Ahmed, George Somner and Connor Catchpole.
4. Passer les champs (English title: Through The Fields), directed by Camille Melvil and Fabien Cavacas
Lucas is 22. He plays soccer with his local club, lives with his parents, and doesn’t seem in any hurry to live a more independent life. His 17-year-old brother Théo is in his second last year of high school. He is attracted to boys, and has only confided in his brother. Théo’s difference from others forces him to live a secret life, and one evening, spurred on by his need for affection and despite his brother’s warnings, he decides to meet up with Harry, a man he has met on the internet.
Cast: Pierre Prieur, Maxime Taffanel and Théo Pittaluga.
Watch the trailer/rent The Male Gaze: Strikers & Defenders
Below you’re able to watch the trailer.THE MALE GAZE: STRIKERS & DEFENDERS – Official Trailer
You’re also able to buy, rent or watch the film at the following stores:
– Amazon.co.uk (rente/buy – the UK only)
– Amazon.de (rente/buy – Austria, Germany and Switzerland only)
– Amazon.com (rent/buy – the USA only)
– Vimeo on Demand (rent/buy – worldwide excluding China, France, Hong Kong, Mexico, Philippines and Vietnam)
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