Just Friends


Just Friends
Just Friends

A modern gay romance about two young men in the Netherlands, at turning points in their lives, who find themselves inescapably smitten. Model-hot Joris (Josha Stradowski), wealthy but bored and dealing with the death of his father, spends his day at the gym or riding his motorbike, while just-as-fetching Yad (Majd Mardo) has returned home after dropping out of university at Amsterdam, where he was partying a little too hard.

 

When they meet, there's an instant attraction, but both men are figuring out what they want from life, and whether that includes a boyfriend. The fact that neither of their mothers seems to support the relationship doesn't help matters. The spunky lead actors radiate genuine chemistry, while Jenny Arean as Joris' witty grandmother, and Tanja Jess as his plastic-surgery-addicted, alcoholic, Real Housewives of a mother inject plenty of sparkling hilarity to the proceedings.

 

Sydney Premiere

 

"A romantic comedy, it is a film of perfect balance, the beginning hilarious, the middle romantic and the finale deliciously moving." - Sydney Arts Guide

 

"With the right mix of humour, romance, sexiness and pathos, this enchanting cross-cultural love story from the Netherlands concerns a dashing Dutch man who falls for a vivacious Syrian immigrant" - San Francisco Chronicle

 

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Unclassified 15+
Runtime: 78 mins
Year: 2018
Director: Ellen Smit
Producer: CTM Films, Denis Wigman, Marijn Wigman, Roen Kiewik
Country: Netherlands
Language: Dutch with English subtitles
Cast: Majd Mardo, Josha Stradowski, Jenny Arean, Tanja Jess
Company Credits: World Sales: M-Appeal
Genre: Comedy, Drama