Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. Spain, 2000. Canal+ España, Generalitat de Catalunya – Departament de Cultura, , Televisió de Catalunya, Televisión Española. Screenplay by Tomas Aragay, Cesc Gay, based on the play Krampack by Jordi Sánchez. Cinematography by Andreu Rebes. Produced by Marta Esteban, Gerardo Herrero. Music by Joan Diaz, Jordi Prats, Riqui Sabates. Production Design by Llorenç Miquel. Costume Design by Marta Wazinger. Film Editing by Frank Gutierrez. Toronto International Film Festival 2000.
Two teenage boys have the whole summer to themselves when Dani’s parents go away and leave him their summer home to himself and his best friend Nico. Spending their days lazing on the beach and hanging out with two girlfriends, the boys spend their evenings in sexual experimentation with each other that they plan on using with future female conquests. Well, at least that’s the case for Nico, since Dani finds himself growing more and more attached to his pal every time they give each other hand jobs with the lights off. This delicately funny film by Cesc Gay is blessed with fine performances and just the right touches of humour and pathos, nothing new in the coming-of-age genre of films but so very honest and charming that it doesn’t need to be.