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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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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
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Sjimmie
Helena Remeijers ...
Djoeke
Esmarel Gasman ...
Merjolein
Wilhelmija Lamp ...
Alijt (as Willemijn Lamp)
Klavertje Patijn ...
Liselot
Ron Schuitemaker ...
Sjors (as Ron Schuitema)
Jenayden Adriaan ...
Bruce
Lisa Kuil ...
Samantha
Laura Dozzelne ...
Joy - Age 7 (as Laura Dozzolne)
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Huisarts
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Neurologist
Howard van Dodemont ...
Traffic Cop
Henk Kreekel ...
2nd Opinion Arts
Nico Huisman ...
Student
Emmanuel K. Obinna ...
Soldaat #1 (Soldier #1) (as Emmanuel Obinna K)
Troy Patterson ...
Soldaat #2 (Soldier #2)
Matt Kosokoff ...
Director
Pee Chantrarangsan ...
Thaise Man in Bar

Directed by

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Eddy Terstall

Written by

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Eddy Terstall ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Chris Lowenstein ... line producer: Thailand
Imko Nieuwenhuijs ... executive producer / producer: Spaghetti Film BV

Music by

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Paul de Munnik

Cinematography by

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Willem Nagtglas ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ben Isaacs

Editorial Department

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Peter Alderliesten ... trailer editor
Micha Douwes ... trailer editor
Gerlof Kamerling ... colorist
Hans Keesmaat ... negative cutter
Raquel Satumalaij ... negative cutter
Boris Trentelman ... color grading
Floris van der Veen ... on-line editor
Allard Zoetman ... on-line editor

Casting By

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Saida van der Reijd ... (casting by: Kemna Casting)

Production Design by

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Gaby Hanrath

Art Direction by

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Andrew Perry

Set Decoration by

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Marieke Bastiaans

Makeup Department

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Trevor Knight ... tattoo artist
Pilo Pilkes ... wigs
Snarry ... tattoo designer
Robert Stouthamer ... hair stylist / key makeup artist / makeup artist
Marieke van Veen ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Panyawadee Sangchai ... production supervisor (as Panyawadee Navarut Na Ayudhya 'Tim')
Mutita Na Songkla ... production manager: Thailand (as Mutita Na Songkla 'Air')
Trent ... production manager
Sharon Yosef ... assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Frank Baarda ... first assistant director
Erwin Bos ... assistant assistant director
Ari Hemelaar ... assistant assistant director
Raweeporn 'Non' Srimonju ... assistant director: Thailand (as Raweeporn Jungmeir 'Non')

Art Department

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Sumsak Chuenchooluck ... art assistant: Thailand (as Somsak Chuenchoolak 'Oud')
Jeroen Echter ... set dresser
Revelino Heskes ... art department runner
Suwimon Keisker ... prop buyer: Thailand (as Suwimon Sakaew 'Mon')
Jochem Pinxteren ... assistant set dresser
Rachid Quiat ... art department assistant
Mark Sarre ... art department runner
Jeroen van der Horst ... art department assistant
Arjan van Mulligen ... assistant set dresser (as Arjen van Mulligen)
Raimond van Soest ... storyboard artist
Edwin Veth ... storyboard assistant

Sound Department

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Normann Büttner ... foley editor / foley recordist
Antoin Cox ... production sound mixer / sound
Ferry de Pater ... sound
Maaike de Vries ... sound editor
Giel van Geloven ... sound designer
Mel Kutbay ... foley artist
Herman Pieëte ... foley mixer
Bianca Steenhagen ... foley artist
Peter Warnier ... re-recording mixer

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Arno Beekman ... visual effects artist: Valkieser Capital Images
Antonie Colbers ... digital technical supervisor: Valkieser Capital Images
O.T. Hight ... visual effects artist
Remco Mastwijk ... inhouse producer: Valkieser Capital Images
Halbo van der Klaauw ... visual effects artist: Valkieser Capital Images
Floris van der Veen ... visual effects artist: Valkieser Capital Images

Stunts

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Yoann Gouaida ... stunt performer: Thailand
Seng Kawee ... stunt coordinator: Thailand (as Kawee Sirikanerat 'Seng')

Camera and Electrical Department

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Cees Aloserij Jr. ... assistant grip
Cees Aloserij Sr. ... grip (as Cees Aloserij)
Bas Andries ... clapper loader
Paol Breedveld ... lighting technician
Jerphaas De Hoogh ... best boy electric
Marinus Groothof ... focus puller
Pratuang Kamrangsi ... electrician: Thailand
Joris Kerbosch ... clapper loader
Peerapong Kwankam ... driver electrician: Thailand
Jan Moeskops ... clapper loader
Willem Nagtglas ... camera operator: Netherlands/Thailand
François Perrier ... Steadicam operator: Netherlands / camera operator: Netherlands
Nathalie Rietvelt ... clapper loader
Maarten Rijnbeek ... gaffer
Paul D. Scott ... still photographer
Virot Sitthiwet ... gaffer: Thailand (as Virot Sitthiwet 'Virot')
Gregg Telussa ... lighting technician
Alex Tyssen ... assistant lighting technician
Martijn van Broekhuizen ... assistant lighting technician
Barwerd van der Plas ... still photographer
Mark Van Hugten ... lighting technician (as Marc van Heugten)
Peter van Vugt ... assistant grip
Klaas Arie Westland ... lighting technician
Thanin Yamsri ... maintenance: Thailand

Casting Department

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Prayuth Attasillapakit ... casting assistant: Thailand (as Prayuth Attasillapakit 'Pee')
Elske Falkena ... child casting: Elske's Kast Casting
Tarinee 'Aoi' Thaima ... casting director: Thailand (as Tarinee Thaima 'Aoi')

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sandra Balke ... wardrobe intern
Nathalie Daenen ... wardrobe intern
Sannah de Zwart ... wardrobe
Petra Kamphuis ... wardrobe assistant
Lin Megens ... wardrobe intern
Judith de Zwart ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Lars Fabery de Jonge ... location manager
William Griffioen ... location manager
Walter Kloos ... location scout
Songpurn Musikadilok ... location manager: Thailand (as Songporn Musikadilok 'Tammy')
Tjarco van Wijck ... location scout (as Tjarco van Wijk)

Music Department

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Paul de Munnik ... musical arrangements
J.B. Meijers ... music producer / musical arrangements
Jina Sumedi ... source music by: Big Orange Music

Additional Crew

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Oliver Ackermann ... assistant to the producer
Lianne Alink ... production coordinator
Sara Bobkoff ... translator: English version
Wouter Bosman ... script continuity
Pee Chantrarangsan ... set production assistant: Thailand (as Pee Chantrarangsan 'Pee')
Martin Cleaver ... translator: English version
John Durie ... marketing consultant
Santisuk Hongron ... craft service: Thailand (as Santisuk Hongron 'Noi-Na')
Pornpan Jormsak ... production coordinator: Thailand (as Pongpan Jormsak 'Goong')
Ruud Koopman ... production assistant
Robert Labruyère ... production assistant (as Robert Labruyére)
Job Leijh ... production assistant
Raissoul Lemousset ... production assistant
Fulco Lorenzo ... assistant to the director
Darin Navarat Na Ayuthaya ... office runner: Thailand (as Darin Navarat Na Ayudhya 'Kae')
Pasalee ... craft service: Thailand
Bo Polak ... production assistant
Victor D. Ponten ... production assistant (as Victor Ponten)
Jesse Renckens ... production assistant
Bram Schouw ... production assistant
Jesse Schouw ... production assistant
Jaro Steffens ... post-production coordinator (as Jaro Steffens)
Jim Taihuttu ... production assistant
Jorrit van Laar ... translator: English version
Noud van Oeteren ... production assistant
Frieder Wallis ... production assistant
Tine Wallis ... production assistant
Somyod Wanna-Oun ... catering manager: Thailand (as Somyod Wanna-Oun 'Somyod')
Philipe Wentrup ... production assistant

Thanks

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Abtalatif Azoezi ... thanks
Robert Ballieux ... thanks
Marcel Blik ... thanks
Tandarts Buisman ... thanks
Bobby Charles ... thanks (as Rob Charles)
Arthuro Clarck ... thanks
Don Clovis ... thanks
Henry Cruyff ... thanks
Wim de Boer ... thanks
Tamzie Duarte-Agyeman ... thanks
Tomin Groep ... thanks
Joost Harmsen ... thanks
Martijn Heertje ... thanks
Olaf Kitseroo ... thanks
Matthijs Linneman ... thanks
Tandarts Lopez Cardozo ... thanks
Jonathan Mechanicus ... thanks
Joke Meerman ... thanks
Jeroen Molenaar ... thanks
Frans Oort ... thanks
Roeli Oort ... thanks
Dennis Papegaaien ... thanks
René Poortman ... thanks
Angelique Postma ... thanks
Pierre Roomenburg ... thanks
Edwin Rutten ... thanks
Bart Schafrat ... thanks
Sebastian Shaper ... thanks
Micke Ten Brummelhuis ... thanks
Hans Terhaak ... thanks
Miep Terhaak ... thanks
Patrick Thiry ... thanks
Leslie Thomas Jr. ... thanks (as Leslie Thomas jr.)
Marius Tjon ... thanks
Marijke van Bentum ... thanks: The Fame Game
Louis van Gasteren ... thanks
Fred van Kuilenburg ... thanks
Antoni van Leeuwenhock Ziekenhuis ... thanks
Gerard van Lennep ... thanks
Mitch van Vliet ... thanks
Koen Verheijden ... thanks
Norbert Waaier ... thanks
Jason Walsh ... thanks
Eric Wie ... thanks
Harry Wiessenhaan ... thanks
Ruben Zwart ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Hij verandert je leven (He will change your life) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Симон (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Симон (Russia)
  • Η ζωή σαν αστείο (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 102 min
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Budget EUR1,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Netherlands EUR63,300, 03 Oct 2004

Did You Know?

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Trivia The movie's budget was so low, that many of the actors (personal friends of director Eddy Terstall) worked for free. Multiple scenes had to be filmed each day, so most scenes needed to be filmed in one take. According to Terstall, the scenes shot at the end of each day, when cast and crew started to get weary, were often of poorer quality as a result. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode dated 17 September 2004 (2004). See more »

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