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With Friends Like These (2007)

Dagen zonder lief (original title)
The lives of a group of friends get disturbed when one of them comes back after having been away for some years.

Writers:

Arne Sierens (scenario), Felix van Groeningen (scenario)
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Credited cast:
Koen De Graeve ... Niek
Wine Dierickx Wine Dierickx ... Zwarte Kelly
Pieter Genard Pieter Genard ... Kurt
An Miller An Miller ... Blonde Kelly
Jeroen Perceval ... Frederic
Tania Van der Sanden Tania Van der Sanden ... Moeder Zwarte Kelly
Charlotte Vandermeersch ... Ingrid
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The lives of a group of friends get disturbed when one of them (Zwarte Kelly) comes back after having lived in New York for some years. Her arrival leads to problems for Frederic when his girlfriend, who's away on a volleyball tournament, thinks he's having an affair with her. While Nick turns out the only one of the group who hasn't really changed with advancing years, some unfinished business between Zwarte Kelly and Kurt make already troubled Kurt decide he has had it and he takes off. Frederic and Nick are going after him. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Touching in a sad and yet very funny way
29 March 2007 | by hannesddwSee all my reviews

Everybody who went to college and had good friends there, or spent lots of careless time with wild and young companions, will be deeply affected by this film. Dagen Zonder Lief shows us in a glowing, slow burning way what we all know: nothing lasts forever, not even friendship. The wonderful characters in Dagen Zonder Lief were young together and had loads of fun, as the subtle flashbacks show us, but those days are over. One is married and has a little baby; another one left for New York; yet another one is about to enter the snobbish world of his snobbish girlfriend. There's still a spark when they meet, but that's it: just a spark. Not the burning fire of the old days. The suicide of one or their common friends and the inexplicable need to settle prevents them from truly reliving the old days. They hardly ever mention it, but you can see it in their every movement and expression.

The acting is wonderful, the music subtle and sentiment non existing. Dagen Zonder Lief is without a doubt the best Belgian movie since Iedereen Beroemd (2000)


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21 March 2007 (Belgium) See more »

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