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Siberia (1998)

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Goof and Hugo are flatmates in Amsterdam who have made a tidy sum from having sex with tourists, then robbing them. Their goal is to spend the money together on a world trip and their scam ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roeland Fernhout ...
Goof
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Hugo
Vlatka Simac ...
Lara
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Kristy
Johnny Lion ...
Freddy
Alessia Sorvillo ...
Angela
Francesca Rizzo ...
Kika
Nefeli Anthopoulou ...
Marina
Syan Blake ...
Maggie
Katja Dreyer ...
Kate
Jessica Stockmann ...
Beate
Bente Jonker ...
Ute
Eddy Terstall ...
Runner
Jos ten Bosch ...
Clerk
Elisabeth Estaras ...
Rough Girl
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Goof and Hugo are flatmates in Amsterdam who have made a tidy sum from having sex with tourists, then robbing them. Their goal is to spend the money together on a world trip and their scam is going well until they meet Lara, originally from Siberia, whom Goof becomes besotted with. Written by Anonymous

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Stylish but hollow
4 December 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The film deals with two apparently heartless, empty men, Goof and Hugo, who seduce tourists and then rob them of their passports and some of their cash. This is until they meet Lara and Goof finds himself too attached to continue his ruthless ways.

In looking at these two empty men, this film seems to ignore the fact that it is as empty and soulless as the two protagonists. The film has a very slight story - so slight that it's hard to care. Basically the two men find their match in the equally untrustworthy Lara, there's also a love triangle plot and a bet. But really it's very thin and without substance.

The performances are pretty good, although Goof is not totally convincing. However the script lets everyone down and the director cannot hide it. The director tries to be as hip as possible (he's obviously seen Trainspotting and the like), he uses a pumping dance soundtrack, he uses different film stocks, slow-mo, different camera angles etc etc. It really like he's making a 90 minute pop video - but that doesn't make a good film, instead it just highlights how empty the whole thing is.

The ending doesn't really mean anything and the film doesn't have any moral or message. Instead this just wants to get a young audience by having drugs and sex, fast music, music video direction and hip, morally ambiguous characters.


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