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The Lost Boys

Original language title: Le Paradis
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A passionate romance blossoms between two teenage boys behind prison walls, where physical contact is forbidden, in Zeno Graton’s emotionally-charged feature debut.

17-year-old Joe is preparing to return to society after being in juvenile detention. Just before his release William enters the facility, and the boys find the passion and affection they had been yearning for, leading Joe to question what kind of freedom he truly desires. Khalil Gharbia and Julien de Saint Jean (Lie with Me, QSFF23) are electric as two boys finding each other in an environment designed to keep them apart.

“Graton’s film rests on Gharbia and Jean’s wondrous performances. A movingly intertwined tale of longing, loss, and liberation.” – Attitude UK

“Love dares to blossom against all odds in Zeno Graton’s bold and tender feature debut.” – The Guardian

“A powerfully physical romance shaded in dreamy, intense colours.” – Time Out

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About The Lost Boys
  • Community

    Gay Men
  • Director

    Zeno Graton
  • Writer

    Zeno Graton, Clara Bourreau
  • Cast

    Khalil Gharbia Julien De Saint Jean Eye Haïdara Jonathan Couzinié
  • Producer

    Valérie Bournonville Joseph Rouschop Priscilla Bertin Judith Nora
  • Company Credits

    Courtesy of: Indie Sales
  • Program Strand

    Narrative Feature
  • Blurb Writer

    Jess Cheng
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