Two young farmhands meet and tentatively and begin a relationship in this absorbing German drama. The vast majority of gay-themed films center on urban gays wittily seeking love and sex. But Harvest is, refreshingly, set in an entirely different world: a German farming community – where the relationship between two teen boys unfolds in a quietly reflective fashion. Life on a farm is all that sullen teen Marko (Lukas Steltner) knows: he leads a gentle life of working, going to school and avoiding the advances of girls. His self-imposed solitude ends when curly-haired Jacob (Kai Michael Müller), rejecting the banking world for farming, arrives to train on the farm. The two, though initially cautious and tentative with one another, are spurred by an unspoken sexual tension. They soon become friends… and more. But can two young men trapped in the countryside accept their homosexuality, let alone become lovers? An original take on coming out, Harvest begins slowly – as the world of the farming community is laid out for us – when Marko and Jacob’s relationship builds, the story becomes sensual, romantic and gorgeously real.
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