21min | Short, Drama | September 2001 (Italy)
Two sixteen year old boys, Marcos and Johannes, spend their days racing, wrestling, hanging out, watching videos and playing hide-and-seek at nights. A closeness develops between the two of them, which soon starts to become a calamity to their friendship.
I am honestly impressed by this short film. It managed to balance a great direction and a brilliant performance by the two young actors. It describes a relationship between two “wild/whiz” kids. The feelings the film is talking about are not easy to be represented. If love is a natural instinct and we are all animals, I would say this film is about the original natural state every human being experiences during teen age. And not only then. Am I going too far?
Directors: Jan Krüger, Oliver Schwabe (uncredited)
Writers: A.M. Homes (story “The Whiz Kids”), Jan Krüger
Stars: Martin Kiefer, Marlon Kittel, Rose Bender