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The Den – Review/ Summary (with Spoilers)

by Amari

A man with a secret finds himself in the company of the other person who knows what he lusts for.

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Director(s)Lorenzo Caproni
Screenplay ByLorenzo Caproni, Fabio Marson
Date Released (Digital)1/22/2021
Genre(s)Drama, LGBT, Young Adult, Non-English
Duration15 Minutes
Noted Cast
ChristianDaniele Mariani
LucaEmanuel Caserio

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Film Summary

While on vacation with his family, Christian finds himself back in the company of Luca. Luca is a young man he used to mess around with before he was married, and Christian finds himself giving in to the desires he has kept hidden.

Things To Note | Question(s) Left Unanswered

  • Reason(s) for Film Rating: Sexual content of a slight kinky nature.
  • Jump Scares/ Laughs/ Tear-Jerking Moments: N/A

Cast & Characters


Christian is a young man, possibly on the down-low, married, has a son, but when Luca propositions him, he obliges.


A young man with many kinks, who is part of Christian’s past.


On The Fence

It Doesn’t Really Go Anywhere Or Reveal Much

Though it is made clear Christian is a down low man, married, yet still has carnal desires for men, that isn’t really explored. Nor is it whether Christian and Luca met as kids, or if Christian possibly preyed on Luca when he was 16? There is just a lot left to question, with not much in the way of answers. Leaving you only remembering a few sex scenes which, with the camera angles used, don’t show much beyond a bare ass. So you can’t even say those moments maintained your attention.


Rating: Mixed (Divisive)

While The Den certainly has its moments, not exploring Christian beyond the façade presented, or diving deeper into who Luca is, besides a guy who picks up people on vacation, The Den feels incomplete. And while we always give grace to shorts, it’s hard to do so when there is only potential, and more of that is in our heads than presented on screen. Hence the mixed label.

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