De wereld van Ludovic


Family film
Year: 1993
Year in film: 1990s
Country: B, NL, F
Who in shorts: boys ~12
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  8/10 ?
Rating: ********
Comment: Some boys, around 12 yo, mostly darkhaired, shirtless in swimwear at an indoor pool. Some in speedos, most in mainly tight, often rather short swim shorts including light yellow, blue (dark blue and medium blue) and even pink, mostly combined with other colors. Medium blue is almost light blue and plain color. Not sure about the fabrics. And I think not wet.

Not bad, but I think only one, rather brief swimwear scene.

Needs to be rechecked completetly. But short and tight pink (also rear view) and yellow are great.

Rating 7-8 for now. English title: The World of Ludovic.


Update 5: Unknown 2 Finnish movie


Yesterday, I got my VCR running (obviously I only had issues with some of my tapes). So I have now checked the complete movie which was produced in 1989 and directed by Sirpa Sivori-Asp. I still don’t know the title, as I don’t have the first seconds.

The main plot is about a boy, around 5-6 yo who is deaf-dumb. There are few dialogues and the movie wasn’t dubbed, what is very rare in Germany, especially for kids TV. The older boy in pic 1, who also wore the leather cap is obviously his brother and looking handsome without the cap.

He stole some eggs and throwing them to his little brother from a roof, and he fell off and broke his leg there. Most scenes are quite boring like in the woods and there are rather few shiny shorts scenes. Also one fat boy in blue shorts (probably not shiny). The young boy is also shown at a lake in speedos (also shirtless and sitting).

Tuomas: Teemu Lipasti (first credited, probably the little boy), film mother is Marjatta Linna. If someone knows the title, please comment. Main entry, rating 8


I also found some parts of Whopper Punch 777. The yellow shorts are unfortunatley not shiny but boxer shorts (underwear). So rating now 2 instead of 5. Handsome young teen boy and shirtless. There still might be others in shiny shorts.


Next entry in January.

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Af banen (2005)


Family film
Year: 2005
Year in film: 2000s
Country: Denmark
Who in shorts: David ~14 ?
Who in shorts 2: boys ~12-14
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: often ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Soccer boys and young teen boys including main character 13 yo David, played by ~14 yo Niklas Ingemann, in blue shiny shorts (red and light pink shirts) and this or other teams in green and white shiny shorts. Also sitting on the grass (at least in blue).

I have seen this movie long time ago, so needs to be rechecked. I think there are some very good scenes (in the blue shorts).

English title: We Are the Champions. DVD title Av banen!.

Rating 6-7 for now.


The Kids of Degrassi Street


Family series. 26 ep
Year: 1979-1986
Year in film: 1970s, 1980s
Country: Canada
Who in shorts: Ida ~9 ?
Who in shorts 2: others ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: At least this longhaired kid, I think it’s a girl, probably Zoe Newman in red shorts (not sure if shiny but looks like that) in ep 2. Maybe other kids and boys as well?

I don’t know this complete series yet.

In the more famous “Degrassi Junior High” there is at least one teen boy in blue Adidas shorts (with inner briefs), but I think these are not shiny. Also younger boys in cotton shorts like beige and I think (medium and dark ?) blue ones.  Also a good swimming scene (indoor f,m) but I think in speedos and not shorts? Very good series though.

The other 3 series like “Degrassi High” and Next Gen needs to be checked as well.

Rating 5 for now only for this one.


List 3: Colors of Adidas & other shorts in 1980


I remember only few colors available of Adidas shorts in the early 1980s in Germany. In the very late 70s (~1978) and around 1980, I only remember Adidas cotton shorts, mainly in blue and red. In around 1980/1981, I think I first noticed shiny shorts. I now assumed, that the colors must be related to those, German Soccer players wore these days.

On an 80s board I found an Adidas flyer of 1980, claiming that there are Adidas Junior shorts available in only red, blue, green and black and depicting a boy wearing white shorts (not sure if shiny). Same colors as the grown-ups (maybe they had some more). Shirts were available in the colors of the teams (probably some more colors). Later there are more and more colors available, some might derive from other Sports like Handball. Other colors (of Adidas) were available in other countries.

1. Bundesliga Germany 1981/1982 final results

  1. Hamburger SV (red shorts)
  2. 1. FC. Köln (white shorts with red stripes)
  3. FC Bayern München (red shorts)
  4. 1. FC Kaiserslautern (red, also white shorts)
  5. SV Werder Bremen (green shorts)
  6. Borussia Dortmund (black shorts with yellow stripes)
  7. Borussia Mönchengladbach (white shorts)
  8. Eintracht Frankfurt (black shorts)
  9. VfB Stuttgart (white shorts with red stripes)
  10. VfL Bochum (blue shorts)
  11. Eintracht Braunschweig (blue shorts)
  12. Arminia Bielefeld (blue shorts)
  13. 1. FC Nürnberg (black shorts)
  14. Karlsruher SC (white shorts with blue stripes)
  15. Fortuna Düsseldorf (red shorts, Puma?)
  16. Bayer Leverkusen (black shorts)
  17. SV Darmstadt 98 (blue shorts)
  18. MSV Duisburg (white shorts, blue stripes ?)

Some colors might be away jerseys. I’m not a Soccer expert. Most stripes are white. White shorts have different colored stripes. I have to do more research and will make lists of colors in movies.

The above pic showing some US and Canadian colors and is from a Sears 1980 Christmas catalogue taken from flickr user wishbook (cc-by-sa).

Club der roten Bänder


Drama series. German Red Band Society
Year: 2015-
Year in film: 2010s
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: Hugo ~13
Who in shorts 2: other teens, men
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recordings
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Nick Julius Schuck as comatose Hugo (the Indispensable One and narrator) sometimes in dark blue swim shorts, mainly in season 1 and mostly shirtless and sitting. Some few other older teen boys/young men, mainly in board shorts. All of them shirtless swimming I think at the final episode of season 2. Most notable Ivo as Toni in yellow short shorts. Schuck in black board shorts. I think previously also in orange shorts. Most or all shorts are not or not very shiny.

Very good series, very handsome actor, some good scenes, good music and great plot. Thanks Albert Espinosa! The series is extremely touching and tearjerking. Maybe they should give a warning.

I think no notable shorts scenes in season 2. And he’s getting thinner and thinner and of course older.

Obviouly no swimming scenes in the US version (different plot) but in the Italian and original Catalan series Polseres vermelles. Not really shiny as well (main character in medium blue swim shorts), others in board shorts. But the German version is more of interest.

Schuck also appeared in the series Sturmfrei (2011). Soccer scenes there. Coming soon.

Rating 5-6 only. Rather few good scenes and shorts are long and not really shiny.

Update: Soccer scenes in s3e4. More swimming scenes but not of Schuck and speedos and trunks only.


The Clonus Horror


Horror film starring Peter Graves
Year: 1979
Year in film: 1970s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys, girls ~8
Who in shorts 2: man, women
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: Some younger kids and also men and women in shiny shorts.

All major colors, mainly Adidas. Many in red including women in red shiny Adidas. Another woman in blue Adidas.

Some shirtless, but I only knew these men.

I don’t know the complete movie and assume rather few good scenes and kids mainly in the background and are quite young.

So rating 5(-6) for now only. Probably no perfect scenes and no younger teens?

Whopper Punch 777


Comedy film starring Manfred Krug
Year: 1986
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: Otto ~13
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: VHS only
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  2/10 ?
Rating: **
Comment: At least one person, maybe 12 or 13 yo Burkhard Rönnefarth in yellow, probably boxing shorts. Update: Sorry only he in yellow boxer shorts (underwear, probably cotton or maybe silky) also shirtless and lifting up a leg like kicking. I found some parts of the movie (this scene is short in front of a mirror) but don’t know it completely. So it’s possible that others (maybe at least the boxer) in shiny shorts.

I searched all my writings on my video cassettes for my unknown movies and found this one describing yellow shorts.

As my VCR is defective, I currently can’t say anything more. Mabye shirtless and sitting scenes or other actors? At least there are some pics of the handsome boy on the web but not in shorts.

Who can tell if there are other shiny shorts scenes?

I try to get my VCR running, but I’m not sure if I will buy one just for some very few scenes.

Rating at least 5-6 for now. Novel “Zimmer 777” by Maria Axt. Also starring Ben Becker, Günther Kaufmann and Kurt Schmidtchen.

Handsome actor (mainly in jeans), previously rated 5, but probably no interesting scenes of shiny shorts. So now rating 2 only. Hoping for a broadcasting to get sure, leaving this post active.

Fatty Finn


Comic based Kid’s film
Year: 1980
Year in film: 1930s
Country: AUS
Who in shorts: Snootle ~10
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, TV recording
Clothing occurence: very low ?
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: At least Christopher Norton in purple boxing shorts and white tights underneath. Ben Oxenbould shirtless in dark yellow boxing shorts but these are probably not shiny.

Very good movie with some other good scenes like skinny dipping. Good plot and handsome actors.

For now my earliest setting. Probably only boxers wore real shiny shorts before the 1970s.

I like purple, but not this curly boy. And obviously very few shiny shorts scenes.

Rating 5 for the shiny shorts. Movie is much better ~ rating 9. But I don’t remember it completely.

Also on my sailor suit blog (him) rating 5.

Svetulki v moreto


Family film
Year: 1988
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Bulgaria
Who in shorts: boys ~11 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: At least these 2 boys in different blue shiny shorts. One in medium blue with 2 white stripes, one in dark blue 70s style (maybe same actor ?). Also shirtless scenes but in speedos at a beach. Scenes pictured at 27 and 55 minutes. Sitting but dark blue shorts only and from the rear.

Original title Светулки в морето, English title Fireflies in the Sea.

58 minutes only. And very few and brief good short scenes.

So rating 5-6 only.