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Good Boys

“I'm not ashamed of what I do,” says Menni (Daniel Efrat), the young Tel Aviv prostitute at the center of this Israeli drama. “I have nice clothes, my own place, I do whatever I feel like, and I make fantasies come true.” But Menni's independence is compromised by his relationship with Mika, the drug-addicted mother of his baby, and by his growing affection for a fellow hustler. With candor and documentary simplicity, writer-director Yair Hochner conveys the danger and loneliness of the urban sexual underworld and the fragile bonds that develop among people who can express anything but love. This study of troubled teens can be painful to watch, but the characters' humanity justifies the tentatively hopeful ending. In Hebrew with subtitles.

Credits

Director:

  • Yair Hochner

Cast:

  • Daniel Efrat
  • Yuval Raz
  • Nili Tserruya
  • Ori Urian

Writer:

  • Yair Hochner

Producer:

  • Yair Hochner

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