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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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Dolby Digital (5.1)| DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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An interesting film, a Must for youth
21 February 2007 | by fromwalkingSee all my reviews

This is a film noir in my opinion. A drama about young people (16-18) and it reflects the problems they have these day's: either you belong to a certain group or you don't. In some groups you're cool if you go along using drugs, in others you'll be banned. It's a story of children of said ages that fall in love but don't know how to cope with that feeling. It's a movie about ambitions and parents that don't listen to well to their adolescence. Parents that keep their children on a leach and be suspicious. Not an easy job anyway. You see the normal everyday problems of families these days. Furthermore, good acting, hip-hop music by Brainpower, good camera works and editing. This is a Dutch film and a typical one too: meaning no nonsense, toilet scenes, frustrated mumblings and drugs. Reality detail: when using the internet to chat, you clearly see the popular MSN configurations. Spoken language is Dutch, but on the DVD you can have subtitles in Dutch (for Flamish viewers), English and French. Spoken language to too harsh, no violence, no sex, no death although the players do their best to get there. Great film.


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