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Director  Frank Krom
Language  Dutch
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Country  Netherlands
To Play or to Die movie poster
Release date  1990
Writer  Anna Blaman (story), Frank Krom, Anne van de Putte
Genres  Drama, LGBT, Psychological thriller, World cinema
Cast  Geert Hunaerts (Kees), Tjebbo Gerritsma (Charel), Simon Gribling (Math. Teacher), Joost Hienen (Charel's friend), Cock van der Lee (Charel's friend), Diane Lensink (Mother)
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To Play or to Die (Dutch: Spelen of Sterven) is a 1990 Dutch gay-related psychological drama film directed by Frank Krom in his directorial debut and co-written by Krom and Anne van de Putte based on a story by Anna Blaman.


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In this short motion picture, schoolboy Kees is intelligent, introvert and sensitive, but gets ridiculed verbally and physically at an all-boys school by mindlessly cocky class mates and even insensitive teachers, especially in gym, where his physical weakness is mercilessly abused to make him a defenceless laughing stock in front of his smirking peers. His awakening sexual interest goes to boys, and in particular to Charel, a beautiful athletic classmate who probably feels an undetermined interest but would never risk admitting (possibly not even to himself) having any gay or bi appreciation, least of all for a 'sissy', and thus remains unresponsive to shy Kees' overtures. When the hunk finally comes over to Kees' place while his parents are away, a desperate disappointment with a tragical twist is in the making.


To Play or to Die To Play or to Die 1990 Backdrops The Movie Database TMDb
  • Geert Hunaerts as Kees van Wouden
  • Tjebbo Gerritsma as Charel
  • Joost Hienen as Charel's friend
  • Cock van der Lee as Charel's friend
  • Mike Starink as Charel's friend
  • Marc van Uchelen as Charel's friend
  • Diane Lensink as Mother
  • Wim Van Der Grijn as Father
  • Hilde Van Mieghem as French Teacher
  • Titus Muizelaar as Phys. Ed. Teacher
  • Simon Gribling as Math. Teacher
  • Reception

    To Play or to Die Amazoncom To Play or To Die Joost Hienen Simon Gribling Tjebbo

    While there are no critical reviews, the film received mixed reviews from audiences, holding a 17% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 72 user reviews, with an average rating of 3.3/5.

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    To Play or to Die Spelen of sterven To Play or To Die 1990 AvaxHome


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