BOYS LIKE US
After his boyfriend leaves him just before a planned holiday together, Rudolph (Florian Carove) decides to leave Paris and head home, in Austria, where he used to live 17 years ago. His friends Nicolas (Jonathan Capdevielle) and Gabriel (Raphaël Bouvet) decide to accompany him. Their chaotic nature immediately clashes with the order and strict rules that dominate life in the mountains. Between mountain shelters and alpine paths, cows and rabbits, dizzy heights and a punk ghost, the three gay friends focus on their loves, their neuroses and their friendship. Rudolf is continually trying to organise and plan his life in great detail, Gabriel lives in regret and melancholy for an idolised past, and Nicolas continues to act as an eternal teenager. Though different in character, they are united by the desire to come to terms with their lives: “By telling the story of these three friends, I wanted to question the doubts, the fears, the hopes and the joys of my generation,” director Patric Chiha explains. The result is humorous film with a touch of melancholy, a living and breathing portrait of gay friendship. The background, a “reassuring green and calm Austria where, behind the beauty of the picture postcard scenery, chaos and implosion are always resounding.” (Chiha).
Patric Chiha was born in Vienna in 1975 and moved to Paris when he was 18. In 2005 he filmed the documentary Les Messieurs and in 2006 the feature short Home, while in 2007, he made the short film Où se trouve le chef de la prison? His films have been chosen for many international festivals. In 2009 he shot his first feature film, Domaine.
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