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Afblijven (2006)

Melissa is a nice and pretty girl with natural dreams and ambitions. But because of bad influences, her life becomes a nightmare. Until her real friends decide to get her out of there.

Director:

Maria Peters

Writers:

Maria Peters, Carry Slee (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sem Veeger Sem Veeger ... Melissa
Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen ... Jordi
Tommie Christiaan Tommie Christiaan ... Jim (as Tommie Venneker)
Tessa Schram Tessa Schram ... Fleur
Melody Klaver ... Debby
Juliann Ubbergen Juliann Ubbergen ... Kevin
Jim Bakkum ... Toine
Gijs Scholten van Aschat ... Vader Melissa
Loes Wouterson Loes Wouterson ... Moeder Melissa
Ingeborg Uyt den Boogaard Ingeborg Uyt den Boogaard ... Oma (as Ingeborg Uijt den Bogaard)
Geert Lageveen Geert Lageveen ... Vader Jordi
Anneke Blok Anneke Blok ... Moeder Jordi
Priscilla Knetemann Priscilla Knetemann ... Zusje Jordi
Stephanie Steffens Stephanie Steffens ... Katy
Jip Loots Jip Loots ... Ron
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Storyline

Schoolboy Jordi has to work two jobs, as hospital cleaner and car-wash attendant. Still he bends over backwards to help his classmates, especially utter ingrate Melissa. The spoiled but emotional daughter of a snobbish pa who looks down on 'common, horny' Jordi by her own admission has only one talent: dancing. When she gets a chance to dance in a video, she shamelessly abuses and ignores Jordi. Instead she hooks up with other dancers, who drag her along in ecstasy abuse 'to dance better'. Soon she's such a social and medical mess even dad comes beg Jordi to help find and cure her. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | English | German

Release Date:

4 October 2006 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Por favor, no lo hagas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€287,637 (Netherlands), 8 October 2006, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

€2,205,742
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Carry Slee: Woman leaving the bus. See more »

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The 2 women that can't get in the club appear in the club 2 minutes later as dancers See more »

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The dutch after-school special on Ecstacy- inaccurate, boring, and untalented.
18 February 2007 | by dilbertsupermanSee all my reviews

This is a film that is basically an after-school special television quality flick supposed to show us the horrors of Ecstasy but it lacks the balls to show anything real and the entire thing is just a lack of plot, talent and accuracy. The whole thing feels wrong- as if the people writing the script and directing the scenes have no clue about the subject matter or don't have the balls to present it in a realistic format.

The dancing is pretty sad for the most part- the plot is about a young hip hop dancer who aspires for greatness, only to meet a good looking dancer with lots of Ecstasy. After that happens we get a lot of standard issue home drama scenes- the clueless concerned parents, the rebellious addict teen, etc.. this is all cookie cutter suburban viewpoint garbage- it is poorly acted, lacks any real detail or realism to the subject matter and all in all is a complete and utter waste of time. Go see "Fucking Amal" instead.


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