Krampack is comic yet touching tale of friendship, love and the tricky transition from adolescence to adulthood. 16-year-old Dani (Fernando Ramallo) and his friend Nico (Jordi Vilches in a brilliant debut) are spending a couple of weeks without their parents at a seaside house. After bouts of smoking marijuana, eating junk food and drinking, the boys engage in innocent sexual games, including ‘krampack’, a Spanish euphemism for ‘hand job’. The two begin to forge a sexual relationship until a couple of local girls enter their ives. Dani still pines for Nico, with whom he has fallen in love, but Nico only sees their sex play as fun and becomes more interested in the prospect of female attention. Very frank and refreshingly open in its treatment of its young protagonists’ behaviour, director Cesc Gay’s film explores issues of friendship and sexual orientation with considerable honesty and humour.
Spain, 2000.
English subtitles.
Dolby digital stereo.
90 mins.

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