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Beach Boy
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Emil Langballe

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Emil Langballe

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Maiken H. Hansen

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John Murphy

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Finn McNicholas

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NFTS - National Film and Television School

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NFTS - National Film and Television School

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Juma rêve de quitter son taudis kenyan pour une vie meilleure à l'étranger. Sa petite amie enceinte est partie pour le travail, le laissant seul pour trouver sa propre voie. Juma a des vues sur une touriste anglaise d'une cinquantaine d'années nommée Lynn, qui accepte de lui faire découvrir un aperçu de la grande vie en échange de sa "camaraderie". Ce film explore ainsi l'industrie du tourisme sexuel qui est en train d'éclore au Kenya.

Sex tourism is often associated with flabby, white men. But first Ulrich Seidl reversed the gender roles in his controversial feature film "Paradise: Love" about middle-aged European women on adventures in Kenya, and now a Danish documentary is following suit – but this time with both tact and human empathy! Juma is a "beach boy" who has turned it into a real profession to seduce European women who travel to Kenya to feel young and attractive again. Like so many other young Kenyans, he dreams of a better life in Europe. And maybe the dream is actually within reach. His romance with the British "sugar mama" Lynn might well develop into something more than just a naughty holiday fling. The young director Emil Langballe has managed to create a personal narrative, which in a cinematically strong style examines the explosive relationship between post-colonial exploitation and true (?) love, with a liberatingly immodest sensitivity for human dreams and needs.

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