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Beach Rats

OT: Beach Rats

Eliza Hittman // USA, 2017
Fiction Feature // FF2017
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Summer in Coney Island. Teenager Frankie is a drifter: during the day, he hangs with his friends on the beach, smoking weed. But neither his macho buddies nor Simone, with whom he begins an affair, seem to really interest him. The only place where Frankie can speak about his sexual desires is a chat room where he spends his nights corresponding with older men. When he starts meeting people he knows from the Net, his friends are in danger of finding out his secret and Frankie has to take a radical decision. Beach Rats is an intense, explosive portrait of a young generation. The film won the prize for Best Direction at Sundance.


ELIZA HITTMAN comes from Brooklyn and her debut feature It Felt Like Love premiered at Sundance in 2013. Beach Rats is her second film.



Beach Rats

Fiction Feature





95 min

OV with German subtitles

Eliza Hittman

Eliza Hittman

Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge

Drew Houpt, Brad Becker-Parton, Paul Mezey, Andrew Goldman

Hélène Louvart

Scott Cummings, Joe Murphy

Nicholas Leon

Grace Yun

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