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Taekwondo

A gorgeously photographed, teasingly libidinous exercise in latent homoeroticism set over a long hot summer in Buenos Aires.

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Dir-Prod Marco Berger, Martín Farina
Scr Marco Berger
With Gabriel Epstein, Lucas Papa, Nicolás Barsoff
Argentina 2016
112min
UK Distribution TLA Releasing

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In a picturesque country house in Buenos Aires, Fernando gathers his mates for a boys-only vacation. Free from work, responsibilities and their girlfriends, this close-knit gang of bros kick back by the pool, sunning their impeccably toned bodies and sharing stories of sexual conquests. The boys have known each other for years, only this time Fernando has brought newcomer Germán. As the lazy summer days disappear, the connection between Fernando and Germán grows, and slowly the boundaries of their relationship begin to blur. A veritable masterclass in ‘will they, won’t they’ suspense, this gloriously protracted, beautifully nuanced tease is both wantonly titillating and disarmingly sweet. Working with co-director Martin Farina, Marco Berger’s inquisitive camera luxuriates in the homoerotics of this male-centric milieu, lingering longingly over the semi-clothed bodies with unapologetic gay abandon.

Michael Blyth

Special thanks to the generous support of the Argentine Embassy London.

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