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Wij (2018)

Unrated | | Drama | 12 July 2018 (Netherlands)
Eight teens - four guys and four girls - are the best of friends. One summer, out of boredom they experiment with all manner of new means to entertain themselves. This degenerates into some extreme behaviour and will lead to tragedy.

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Rene Eller

Writers:

Rene Eller, Elvis Peeters (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aimé Claeys Aimé Claeys ... Thomas
Tijmen Govaerts Tijmen Govaerts ... Simon
Pauline Casteleyn Pauline Casteleyn ... Liesl
Maxime Jacobs Maxime Jacobs ... Ruth
Friso van der Werf Friso van der Werf ... Jens
Folkert Verdoorn Folkert Verdoorn ... Karl
Laura Drosopoulos Laura Drosopoulos ... Ena
Salomé van Grunsven ... Femke
Lieselot Siddiki Lieselot Siddiki ... Loesje
Gaia Sofia Cozijn Gaia Sofia Cozijn ... Sarah
Tom Van Bauwel ... Mr. Van Langendonck
Gert Portael ... Mrs. Van Langendonck
Pieter Embrechts ... Father Simon
Barbara Sarafian ... Vera - Mother Simon
Michael Pas ... Guy - Boyfriend Mother Simon
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During a scorching summer in a Belgian-Dutch border village, eight teenagers play games of discovery to break the listless monotony. They challenge each other and themselves and pretty soon, their sexual curiosity starts to blur the lines between right and wrong. As innocence is crushed in depraved games and sexual exploitation, the teenagers soon turn into ruthless predators.

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Misguided, Twisted, Criminal Youth with a Dutch twist....it's ok.
18 August 2019 | by dwremySee all my reviews

Kids, A Better Tomorrow, Alpha Dog...we've seen it before...a group of teenagers who are living lives outside of their parents' knowledge, discovering themselves, indulging in sexual behavior and criminal activity. This Belgian/Dutch spin on it wasn't bad.

The cast was very talented-although I didn't find any character likeable-but, they did their job. Still these teens are insensitive jerks, with barely no remorse for their actions, and how the "big dilemma" was handled at the end didn't make me like them any more. The ending is...interesting(in its open-ended glory). I'm assuming the controversial novel this film is based on is spectacular though.

(I will say without giving anything away: one of the main characters may have had childhood trauma that caused some of his actions in the end-but I'll say no more.)

Basically this movie is fine; if it's on Netflix check it out, but definitely don't break your neck looking for it. You've probably seen stuff like this before-this is just the Dutch version.


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