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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Majd Mardo ... Yad
Josha Stradowski ... Joris
Jenny Arean Jenny Arean ... Ans
Tanja Jess 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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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 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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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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:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Feels Better than it is
6 May 2019 | by shortpuppySee all my reviews

This is a light young love story. Yad and his family are refugees from Middle East and come to Netherlands, where he is lucky to come into acquaintance of Joris. There is very little made of their sexuality, with is refreshing. They just are 2 people that happen to have some fun, and more.

It's not deep drama by any means. There is little context or history to explain the characters' behaviors. This is a feel good, look good movie. Especially the drop dead Joris, who the camera lingers on in various stages of undress. (i did not have a problem with this.)


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