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While camping in France, Dutch friends Eric and Eddy fall in with two women. Eric talks to Silke, a Ugandan studying medicine in Holland. She tells him about her life and asks about the book he's writing: it's the story of his love affair with Reza. He tells her the story and we see it in flashbacks: Reza explodes into his boring life, she's unpredictable, their relationship becomes intense. She moves in with him, pushes him to write instead of studying law, then jealousy and fits of bizarre self-destruction become part of her quixotic moods. How does Eric's story end? Written by
I tried to see this movie on the first night showing. The show in the city I live in was sold out. "This must be really something", I thought. I now expect that most people leaving the theater that night must have had the same though as I have now, after seeing the movie on DVD: "highly overrated; not living up to it's expectations". I didn't read the book, have to be honest about that. From what I've read, the book's author, Mr Giphart, wasn't really pleased with the movie either. Some remarks:
the plot is too clear; I knew how it would end before the movie was half
on it's way
not very well acting from Ms Schijf and Mr Kamerling. The latter is also
the narrator and I'm not sure whether it's intended this way, but he's reading lines and that just sounds horrible. The small part of Mr Van Erven Dorens is ok. He's not that good of an actor, but he plays an over the top student-like ("studentikoos" in Dutch) student, in which he succeeds to make him student-like...quite realistic whether you like it or not.
I wouldn't advise this movie to my friends; if it is on tv and you're sure there's nothing else on...well, it's ok to watch it, I guess. Nothing more, nothing less. A 4,5 out of 10
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