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Simon (2004)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  30 September 2004 (Netherlands)
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A mild-mannered gay dentist and a hedonist womanizer rekindle their unlikely friendship when the latter's terminal cancer drives them back together after a decade apart.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cees Geel ...
Simon Cohen
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Camiel Vrolijk
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Sharon
Nadja Hüpscher ...
Joy
Eva Duijvestein ...
Ellen
Daan Ekkel ...
Marco
Dirk Zeelenberg ...
Bram
Stijn Koomen ...
Nelson
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Floris (as Johnny de Mol jr.)
Maria Kooistra ...
Gwen
Femke Lakerveld ...
Adrienne
Natasja Loturco ...
Astrid, Camiel's Assistant
Araba Walton ...
Gisela
Medi Broekman ...
Priscilla
Dennis Rudge ...
Sjimmie
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Enterprising liberal Jew Simon Cohen is the lawless lord of an Amsterdam neighborhood, running a 'coffee' shop' (legal soft drugs sale). As soon as they bump into each-other, Simon fascinates gay, up to then conventionalist Jewish dentistry student Camiel Vrolijk and draws him into his libertine world, even all the way to Thailand for B-movie making. Hvaing seduced Simon's whorish girl, embarrassed Simon leaves quietly. Ten years later, the dentist, now settled with a gay partner, lawyer Bram, meets the new cancer-terminal but affluent Simon again. Written by KGF Vissers

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Hij verandert je leven (He will change your life)

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Comedy | Drama

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30 September 2004 (Netherlands)  »

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I zoi san asteio  »

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Budget:

€1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,453 (USA) (7 April 2006)

Gross:

$2,453 (USA) (7 April 2006)
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On screen at beginning of film: October 21, 2002. Less than two minutes later, there is a flashback, the on screen date: June 3, 1988. See more »

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I love this guy
26 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie is about an unlikely friendship. Right at the start of it you learn that one of them is gay and polite, and the other is an outspoken, humorous heterosexual that has cancer, and might die sometime soon. The movie then goes back and forth along some fourteen years, starting with the day these guys met.

Sounds simple? You are in for some surprises. This is not just a film about a guy that is quite obnoxious and irresistibly lovely at the same time. It is also about being yourself, shy or not, and living in a country that has more tolerance to cultural diversity. But mostly about this man that always tries to do the right thing, and enjoy his life, and have a laugh with his friends, even as it looks like death might come sooner than expected. I love this guy. And the Netherlands never looked that much beautiful on film.


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