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The Language of Love: One Aussie Teen's Short Film on Unrequited Love

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When Australian teen, Kim Ho set out to write a monologue for a writing contest he certainly didn't anticipate winning, nor could he anticipate the buzz that his monologue-turned-short film has created on the internet.

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"The Language of Love" is about an Australian teen named Charlie who's in the middle of taking a French exam.

He's having a dialogue with himself, contemplating typical teenage stuff when he suddenly realizes something big; he's in love with his best friend, another boy named Sam.

17-year-old Kim Ho wrote and starred in The Language of Love:

The Language of Love: One Aussie Teen's Short Film on Unrequited Love
By Nina Porzucki â?? July 17, 2013 â?? Post a comment
(Photo: Fresh Ink)

(Photo: Fresh Ink)

When Australian teen, Kim Ho set out to write a monologue for a writing contest he certainly didn't anticipate winning, nor could he anticipate the buzz that his monologue-turned-short film has created on the internet.

"The Language of Love" is about an Australian teen named Charlie who's in the middle of taking a French exam.

He's having a dialogue with himself, contemplating typical teenage stuff when he suddenly realizes something big; he's in love with his best friend, another boy named Sam.

17-year-old Kim Ho wrote and starred in The Language of Love:

Ho says his 9-minute film was inspired by this commercial that aired on Australian TV:

His other inspiration was a love song of course. "This Old Love" is by Israeli-Australian singer songwriter, Lior: