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Moneyboys
7.7
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2,419 Ratings

MONEYBOYS

金錢男孩

Directed by C.B. Yi
Austria, France, 2021
Drama, LGBTQ+

Synopsis

Fei makes a living in the big city working as a hustler. His world collapses when he realizes that his family accepts his money but not his homosexuality. Broken-hearted, Fei struggles to create a new beginning in his life.

Synopsis

Fei makes a living in the big city working as a hustler. His world collapses when he realizes that his family accepts his money but not his homosexuality. Broken-hearted, Fei struggles to create a new beginning in his life.

Our take

Marrying the poetry of Hou Hsiao-hsien with the clinical detachment of Michael Haneke, C.B. Yi’s bold debut is bathed in the neon-lit melancholy of big city life. A revelatory comeback for teen idol Kai Ko, this tender portrait of gay sex workers in China is sexy, dangerous, and lovingly empathetic.