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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Simon Cohen
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Camiel Vrolijk
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Sharon
Nadja Hüpscher ...
Joy
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Ellen
Daan Ekkel ...
Marco
Dirk Zeelenberg ...
Bram
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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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Storyline

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. Having 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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30 September 2004 (Netherlands)  »

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€1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$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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When Joy and Floris are descending the stairs at the wedding, he is on her right side, but in the next shot he is suddenly on her left. See more »

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References Patch Adams (1998) See more »

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Fantastic!
11 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We just saw this film at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Yes, we are Americans and tend to be less evolved than others when it comes to certain things. But the audience - young, old, straight, gay - stood and cheered at the end of the film, and for good reason. This was one of the finest movies I have ever seen. I enjoyed the characters, especially Camiel and obviously Simon (how could you not like him?), and the conversational aspect of the movie was fantastic. It tackled some issues that we don't always feel comfortable with, but it certainly wasn't "in your face" material. I'm hoping to be able to see it again someday, maybe even find it somewhere on DVD.


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