Wednesday, April 17, 2019

"Caged": in a European high school, a straight immigrant athlete learns to stand up for his gay friends



Caged”, directed by Dylan and Lazlo Tonk, presents a group of high school students on athletic fields at a Netherlands school.  One of the men (immigrant, Poc) has to get used to the idea that at least two of his best friends are gay, despite dating girls. He has to learn to defend them.


The sports are track and soccer, and the title of the film refers to a wire structure where athletes practice soccer kicking skills.  The campus is a huge complex of modern low-rise buildings.
  
Wikipedia attribution link for Rotterdam picture, CCSA 3.0.

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