a short film by Kim Jho Kwang-soo
2008 | 14 mins | South Korea
›› Boy Meets Boy
a sweet story of first love served with a twist.
Boy Meets Boy by Kim Jho Kwang-soo For those with a-liking for a sweet story of first love served with a twist, then this delectable tale from South Korea is sure to please, if not surprise with its I bet you didnít see that coming second act.

For this is the story of Min-soo; a closeted teen with a passion for photography who accidentally drops his roll of film on a bus one day, only for it to stop at the feet of Seok-i; an attractive youth who Min-soo clearly has the hots for.

Boy Meets Boy by Kim Jho Kwang-soo Only to say more would spoil the twists and turns of this piece. For this is a short with a message attached to it, a surprise delivery in a work that plays on the third act, to reveal the true nature of the first.

Naturally performed by the two young men, even if no lines of dialogue are spoken between them, this short, as produced by the Korean Gay Menís Human Rights Group, is as tender, as it is charming. Then again, it was written and directed by Kim Jho Kwang-soo of Just Friends? fame, who alongside Lee Song-hee-il of No Regret delight, are proudly flying the cinematic rainbow flag, South Korean style. God bless them.

Gay Visibility - tender style. 
Nudity - none. 
Overall - file under ... 3+ stars. 
starring: Kim Hye-sung as Min-soo, Lee Hyun-jin as Seok-i
and Ye Ji-won as - well that would be a spoiler.
Copyright 2010 David Hall - www.gaycelluloid.com.
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