River
Japan, 2014, 13 minutes
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River Synopsis

Modern day odyssey story of a Japanese Rent-boy and how a violent night sets in motion a journey back to his childhood roots.

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Reviewed by marygracedimala
The life of a “Rent Boy” is not easy. What these men sell is not just their bodies but affection and attention that most women want in men. All of... more
The life of a “Rent Boy” is not easy. What these men sell is not just their bodies but affection and attention that most women want in men. All of us want that sense of belonging, care and attention but sometimes it is hard to attain in certain circumstances. And these are the wares the Rent Boys offer. Unfortunately there is that occupational hazard of being discovered by boyfriends or husbands… That occupational hazard is what drove the main character to retrospect and visit his past…
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  • Poignant and moving, the film shows the dangers of living in the other side of the "entertainment" industry...

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