Blue Boy

Young men from all over the world have been meeting at the Blue Boy Bar in Berlin for forty years. According to their website, this is where the city’s lonely hearts, business people and tourists go. One after another, several young men take a seat at the bar, look into the camera and listen to themselves. A contract has been settled, the terms are read aloud. It allows the filmmaker to use the interviews as he sees fit. The men are paid for it. The men tell the filmmaker about their job, they are sex workers. As we observe them, a multitude of questions arise. Their eyes are like a mirror of our society.
by Manuel Abramovich
with Florin, Razvan, Stefan, Mihail, Marius, Rafael, Roberto
Argentina / Germany 2019 Romanian, German, English, Italian 19’ Colour World premiere | Documentary form


  • Florin
  • Razvan
  • Stefan
  • Mihail
  • Marius
  • Rafael
  • Roberto


Director Manuel Abramovich
Cinematography Manuel Abramovich
Editing Cătălin Cristuţiu
Sound Design Francisco Pedemonte
Colour Correction Luisa Cavanagh
Creative Producer Bogdan Georgescu
Producer Manuel Abramovich
Associate Producer Werkleitz Center Halle

Produced by

Manuel Abramovich

Manuel Abramovich

The filmmaker and cinematographer was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1987. He studied camera at the Escuela Nacional de Experimentación y Realización Cinematográfica in Buenos Aires and is an alumnus of the 2012 Berlinale Talents. His short film La Reina (The Queen) screened at over 150 festivals worldwide winning 50 awards and his debut feature film, Solar, premiered at the Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente in Buenos Aires; in 2017, Soldado (Soldier) screened in Generation at the Berlinale. He is a fellow of the current DAAD artist-in-residence programme in Berlin.


2013 La Reina (The Queen); short film 2014 Las Luces (The Lights); short film 2016 Solar 2017 Soldado (Soldier); Generation · Años Luz (Light Years) 2019 Blue Boy

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019