Mon copain Rachid Reviews
POSSIBLE PLOT SPOILER FOLLOWS --->
His older friend is an almost exact juxtaposition. He is sexually active, and actively avoiding homosexual contact. He constantly reminds the younger boy that, despite the fact that he does allow the younger boy to touch his penis, it will only happen if the younger boy has money to pay for the privilege. However, when the boy does pay, it is clear that the older boy is doing it for sexual gratification. However, ultimately, the older boy is just being a male prostitute to a younger boy that (in his younger mind) is not paying for a sexual encounter. To the younger boy, he's just giving money to a good friend (that just happens to allow him to touch his penis from time to time). Ultimately, the older boy is simply taking advantage of the younger boy and, as soon as the younger boy's money runs out, the friendship is over.
If you watch it because you are looking for "interaction" between the youngster and his older friend, you will be disappointed, as it does not exist. Remember, while the movie is very much about the younger boy's infatuation with making physical contact with the older boy, we are constantly reminded that it has nothing to do with sex, per se, and the director deftly makes it about discovery instead.