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Time of My Life (2012)

Tot altijd (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 25 January 2012 (Belgium)
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Based on a true story, 'Tot altijd' introduces us to a band of friends in the eighties, who spend their days enjoying their youth and turbulent (love) life. Mario Verstraete (Koen De Graeve... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Koen De Graeve ... Mario Verstraete
Geert Van Rampelberg ... Thomas
Lotte Pinoy Lotte Pinoy ... Lynn
Michel van Dousselaere Michel van Dousselaere ... Roger
Viviane de Muynck Viviane de Muynck ... Francine
Iwein Segers ... Speck
Felix Maesschalck Felix Maesschalck ... Milan
Eva van der Gucht ... Sask
An Miller An Miller ... Sofie
Ben Segers ... Glenn
Lucas Vandervost Lucas Vandervost ... Frank Valaeys
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leo Achten Leo Achten ... Robert
Sam Bogaerts Sam Bogaerts ... God
Wouter Bruneel Wouter Bruneel ... Journalist
Vincenzo De Jonghe ... Journalist
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Based on a true story, 'Tot altijd' introduces us to a band of friends in the eighties, who spend their days enjoying their youth and turbulent (love) life. Mario Verstraete (Koen De Graeve) rushes into marriage with Sofie (An Miller), who gives birth to their son Milan. His secret admirer Lynn (Lotte Pinoy) takes a step back. A few years later, Mario and Sofie divorce and the group fragments. Thomas (Geert Van Rampelberg), a recent medicine graduate and Mario's closest friend, gets stuck between a rock and a hard place when he diagnoses Mario with MS (Multiple Sclerosis). Though not a fatal disease, it slowly consumes the patient's bodily functions and - in some cases - their minds. Mario becomes the leading spokesman for the action group Waardig Sterven ("Dignified Death") in support of the Belgian legalisation of euthanasia. Thomas does everything in his power to avoid losing his best friend, but also can't stand the sight of his continued degeneration. The film follows the journey... Written by Dennoman

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Drama

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Country:

Belgium

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

25 January 2012 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Time of My Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

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2.35 : 1
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Great expectations
19 February 2012 | by xavier-merlinSee all my reviews

I had very great expectations about this movie but boy was this film a big disappointment. Let me further explain what I dislike about this movie. The strong point of the movie is that it is based upon real events. The film itself however really lacks the building up of the drama. There were some rare good scenes particularly towards the end of the movie. A missed opportunity. It could have been far more exciting if we sometimes got a view of the world seen thru the eyes of the main character. The moment he says he only sees one half of what he sees then this fact is not very convincing to us as we do no see what he sees at that very instance.


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