Movies like The Outsiders 1986

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The Outsiders (1986)
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The Outsiders (1986)
Original name: 孽子
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the book written by author Pai Hsien-yung and first published in 1983 in Taiwan. A-Qing, a young student is discovered during sex by a night watchman, young A-Qing is beaten and expelled from home by his violent abusive father. In a public park in Taipei he is found by Yang (a middle-aged photographer), who introduces him to three other teenage boys--all abandoned by their families because they were gay. They form a kind of surrogate family. When A-Qing meets Wang Kei-Lung, he falls madly in love.
Plot: sex, prison, dancing, gay, fight, prostitute, thief, party, money, police, friendship, violence, model, death, family relations, gay teenager, photographer, gun, birthday, homosexual, dream, suicide attempt, aids, bird, singing ...
Place: new york, china, manhattan new york city, taiwan, taipei

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