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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
Ik ook van Jou is an incredible love story, a sad one, but therefore maybe even better than a happy one.
This story really gets to you, by the end of the movie you can't help but wonder, what if it were my life...
Ik ook van Jou is originally a book by the great Dutch author Ronald Giphart. He's a man who really knows what his audience wants to read. Most of his books are about sexuality, sensuality, love passion and pain all blended together in perfect written books.
Ik ook van Jou is one of his best books (well that's my opinion anyway) and I was very excited when they decided to do a movie about it. The movie is everything what Giphart stands for, love, passion, pain, lust and, of course, sex....and a lot of it, but the movie is shot in a way that the sex parts are actually SEXY, and every time it's used in the right place, the right time.
The actors are wonderful. They act much better then I expected them to, but Angela Schijf and Antonie Kamerling are wonderful together, there's "real" chemistry flickering in their eyes. And especially good work from Beau van Erven-Doorens who made his debut in this movie. (He even gained almost 28 pounds for his part as Frazer, if that isn't dedication....)
If you've got the chance, go see it. It's one of the best Dutch productions I've ever seen. And the critics are right, it's kind of like Turks Fruit...only better.
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