Young Bodies Heal Quickly

  • 2014
  • Movie
  • comedy-drama, Drama

"Genuinely strange...Weirdly comic." - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune At the age twenty, Older (Gabriel Croft, Fake It So Real) escapes incarceration and seeks out his ten year old little brother, Younger. Clearly the bad influence, Older gets the boys mixed up in the "accidental" killing of a young girl and they are forced to go into hiding as they...read more

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"Genuinely strange...Weirdly comic." - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

At the age twenty, Older (Gabriel Croft, Fake It So Real) escapes incarceration and seeks out his ten year old little brother, Younger. Clearly the bad influence, Older gets the boys mixed up in the "accidental" killing of a young girl and they are forced to go into hiding as they wait for their mother to rescue them. Thanks to their mother, the brothers now have a car and enough money to begin their bizarre road trip. Along the way, they encounter a host of people ranging from their unwelcoming sister (Kate Lyn Sheil, Sun Don’t Shine and House of Cards) to a troubled maid and her violent lover. Eventually, they wind up on the doorstep of their father's compound, wherein the three of them are quickly reminded why they are estranged in the first place. Just as the walls are about to close in, their father packs up his brood and takes them on a road trip of his own. They join several militaria enthusiasts in a remote forest where they re-enact actual Vietnam War battles. Once in the "jungle,” the three of them revert to hostile tendencies building up to a final confrontation between father and sons, leaving the audience to decide what is real and what is make believe.

Writer/Director/Producer: Andrew T. Betzer

Executive Producers: Pamela Koffler, Balazs Nyari and Christine Vachon

Producer: Eric Nyari

Director of Photography: Sean Price Williams

Editor: Andrew T. Betzer

Starring: Hale Lytle, Gabriel Croft, Daniel P. Jones, Sandy Hale, Judson Rosebush, Julie Sokolowski, Alexandre Marouani, Kate Lyn Shiel and Josephine Decker

Festivals: Tribeca Film Festival, Torino Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Oak Cliff Film Festival

"One of the oddest movies to ever play the Tribeca Film Festival...Chock-full of bravura moments...genuinely inspired performances."

-Brandon Harris, Indiewire

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  • Released: 2014
  • Review: "Genuinely strange...Weirdly comic." - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune At the age twenty, Older (Gabriel Croft, Fake It So Real) escapes incarceration and seeks out his ten year old little brother, Younger. Clearly the bad influence, Older gets the boy… (more)

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