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Just Friends (2018)

Gewoon Vrienden (original title)
6 time Award winning romantic comedy about two young men, from mixed backgrounds, falling love ...and their clashes with their overbearing mothers.

Director:

Annemarie van de Mond (as Ellen Smit)

Writer:

Henk Burger (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Majd Mardo ... Yad
Josha Stradowski ... Joris
Jenny Arean Jenny Arean ... Ans
Tanja Jess ... Simone
Nazmiye Oral ... Maryam
Melody Klaver ... Moon
Sonia Eijken ... Lely
Mohamad Alahmad Mohamad Alahmad ... Elias
Anne Prakke Anne Prakke ... Bart
Elène Zuidmeer Elène Zuidmeer ... Fientje
Roscoe Leijen Roscoe Leijen ... Gerlof
Frits Lambrechts Frits Lambrechts ... Organist
Myranda Jongeling Myranda Jongeling ... Veterinarian
Tessa du Mee Tessa du Mee ... Crematory clerk
Sjoerd Dragtsma Sjoerd Dragtsma ... Mitch
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Gewoon Vrienden (Just Friends) is a romantic comedy. The tough Joris doesn't come loose from his mother who is addicted to plastic surgery. Medical student Yad has snorted too much of various drugs and returns to his strict mother. Yad works as a domestic help for the grandmother of Joris. There they meet and they fall in love immediately, but before they can surrender to their love, they first have to balance things with their mothers.

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Comedy | Romance

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Sweet and Innocent
2 April 2018 | by blast_onlySee all my reviews

I truly enjoyed this cute movie. The performance of the actors is awesome. It's really a cute story. We have a modern, very well produced gay-love story without stereotypes, and the best part is that it has a happy ending FINALLY! That's a big change from the usually amateurish movies where someone HAS TO die!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

25 May 2019 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Almere, Flevoland, Netherlands

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Budget:

EUR800,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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