Three Summers

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Jørgen lives abroad but every summer he comes back to Denmark with his wife. He invites, as usual, his neighbours and their teenager son, Thomas, for dinner at his place. Only, this time, there is a strange tension in the air between the adults.

After dinner, Jørgen and Thomas go to the beach for a walk. They discover that both have secret problems and the fact they cannot talk about them is creating great stress. As they disclose their secrets to each other, a friendship starts but through the course of the next two summers, their relationship develops in a way they would never have expected.

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  1. Love the boy and would have no guilt about having sex with him because of his physical age, but his emotional age would turn me off completely . . . as would the legal ramifications in the U.S. HATE modern jazz background music in any film. Didn’t like seeing him with the older man, though I’m at least twice the older man’s age and would love to replace him at least in fantasies.

  2. Thomas is a very handsome guy and I’m sure he’s a great lay, but he’s also a self-important blackmailing jerk. Now Willy is also handsome, and would make a much more trustworthy and reliable “best friend.”

    1. I think Thomas was infatuated for a long time, finally got his idol just where he fantasized about getting him, and then was unprepared for being treated like a pariah because of it. He may be immature in some ways, but that feeling of rejection could easily turn to anger and a desire for vengeance. If all he did was demand a kiss, he was exercising a level of restraint many adults do not possess.

  3. This is an “oldie.” That’s fine, but how about showing just SOME of the many other short gay videos as well? — There’s hundreds on the Internet.

  4. How is the boy Thomas immature? It is Jurgen who is conflicted and somewhat arrogant. Thomas showed both honesty and restraint, and strikes me as being more emotionally together than the adults. Thomas is also gorgeous, which is nice.

    1. Oh man – that butt!
      But yes – you called it perfectly – Thomas had a good sense of maturity that the adults could have used themselves. At the end I don’t really think he was being mean – I just think he was being 16 and a little devilish – most boys, most men, would have killed for that kiss – let alone a night of passion.

  5. It took me a while to find the time to watch this and I’m so glad I finally did. This was a wonderful film – I wasn’t sure what direction it was going to take but I was happy to see where it ended up – for the most part.
    While the older fellow might have been a little more honest about his sexuality with the boy – I’m willing to accept he might have been questioning at the time – and who wouldn’t given a wonderful boy like Thomas offering himself?
    I think that the argument was reasonable and that the response, ultimately, was beyond acceptable. The maturity of the boy, and to a degree the man, in accepting that gay sex isn’t for everyone even if they might have tried it once and liked it – a very nice change up from the murder/blackmail results I’ve seen in other movies.
    I also appreciate that there wasn’t a whole litany of hair pulling and teeth mashing over the age difference and so on. So thankful to see a well done older/younger affair that isn’t apologetic for resembling life too closely.

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