Every month a strange ritual takes place in Brussels. The European Parliament moves to its Strasbourg seat in 15 enormous trucks. A week later everything is moved back again. The romantic comedy &ME takes place against the backdrop of this desperate attempt to maintain European idealism. &ME tells the story of 24-year old law student Edurne who moves from Sitges to Brussels. On her first day at the European Parliament she collides violently with 40-year old German Eduard Schiller. Unlucky in love, homosexual Eduard has arrived in Brussels from Berlin to start a new life. Looking for happiness, he has decided to take a new path and look for a woman. Edurne and Eduard see the collision as the sign of a special relationship. L'amour c'est bizarre. Everything changes when they meet handsome 30-year old EC removal man Richard. A battle for Richard's love develops between Eduard and Edurne. The confrontation with the truth gives the threesome very different answers to the same question: how...Written by
You've got Dutch film, French-, British, German, Portugeuse etc. But what is a European film? To me &ME is a good example. Actors and actresses from different countries, at least two or three different languages and and sometimes don't bother with the subtitles.
&ME has all that, besides a bizarre plot(or no plot), sometimes weird acting and a story (is there one?) you can write on a napkin. But if you sit back and enjoy the movie, don't wonder to much about the friendship you see unfolding, or the bizarre workings of the EU-council you'll have a good time.
It's a small movie about a love story that takes some weird twists. There is some nudity in it, but not something us Main-land-Europeans worry about. And because it's a small movie you'll forgive it it's fault.
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