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Gewoon Vrienden (2018)

Romantic comedy about two young men, their relationship and their relationship with their mothers.

Director:

Annemarie van de Mond (as Ellen Smit)

Writer:

Henk Burger
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Cast

Credited cast:
Josha Stradowski ... Joris
Majd Mardo ... Yad
Jenny Arean Jenny Arean ... Ans
Tanja Jess Tanja Jess ... Simone
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohamad Alahmad Mohamad Alahmad ... Elias
Younes Badrane Younes Badrane ... Trainer
Aydin Balci Aydin Balci ... Baby
Monique Barendrecht Monique Barendrecht ... Tattoo artist
Rutger Beugeling Rutger Beugeling ... Guy 2
Sjoerd Dragtsma Sjoerd Dragtsma ... Mitch
Judith Edixhoven Judith Edixhoven ... Saleswoman
Sonia Eijken ... Lely
Malcolm Hugo Glenn Malcolm Hugo Glenn ... Erwin
Stan Gobel Stan Gobel ... Young Joris
Renske Hettinga Renske Hettinga ... Young Moon
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Storyline

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 like each other. They seem to be made for each other. But before they can surrender to their love, they first have to balance things with their mothers.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

20 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csak barátok See more »

Filming Locations:

Almere, Flevoland, Netherlands

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Budget:

€800,000 (estimated)
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CTM Films See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Well Done Film
27 June 2018 | by thewwwatsonSee all my reviews

This was a very well done film, with top notch production values, beautiful outdoor settings, a good amount of comedy to offset some of the very serious issues taking place. Two young males, from different backgrounds, fall in love. There is some fall-out because neither mother accepts the other son based on race/religious and economic status. With the help of one of the boys' Oma, they find a way to eventually master some of these hurdles. The grandmother character is one of the main highlights, with her sense of humor and outlook. The two main characters were standouts in their performances.


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