This film is a gay coming of age story in more ways than one. It is the story of Jonas (an alternate title for this film) whose life is told simultaneously in both past time when a boy of 15, and in present time when a young man of 33. (This might take some getting used to at first and may be initially confusing.) After befriending a new and rather cocky boy of 16 named Nathan who appeared at his school out of the blue, Jonas's somewhat suppressed and unsure feelings begin to fully emerge. The two boys are drawn to each other due to Nathan's overt approaches and a genuine bond develops between them in every way. Jonas's own family is very supportive of his feelings and he is also welcomed without question by Nathan's family when he visits his home and is especially looked upon with favor by Nathan's mother. The latter is also pregnant after a long hiatus between that and Nathan, her first born. But then we also see Jonas in present day seemingly a lost soul loner who frequently cheats on his current lover resulting in his being booted out of their shared residence. Jonas is currently working as a hospital orderly. But what happened to Nathan? And why is Jonas the way he is?
We soon discover that Jonas has been keeping tabs on Nathan's family and discovers that Nathan's mother had another son named Leo who is now 18. Jonas works his way back into Nathan's family and a detailed conversation with Nathan's mother and Leo accompanied with a flashback scene now reveals the heart of our story. We now learn the answers to the questions posed at the end of the previous paragraph (NO SPOILERS HERE!) and the film concludes with a possibly very promising and fascinating twist. Daylight is on the horizon; and to take a quote from Gone with the Wind: "Tomorrow is another day."
NB: There is no graphic sex; language could be offensive at times to some; smoking an illicit product is also involved. However, the latter leads to one of the most delicious scenes in the entire film as justifiable retribution can come in many forms. Sub-titles are clear and easily read.