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    We

    Wij

    Directed by

    Netherlands, Belgium

    2018

    100 min

    • Dutch

    Drama

    During a languorous summer in a village on the Dutch-Belgian border, eight rebellious teens go in search of fun, sex and excitement. Their adventure starts aimlessly, idyllically. They light fires at their clubhouse out in the sticks, pull pranks and have it off. Those kicks prove not to be enough. Their originally innocent sex games gradually turn into professionally sold porn, prostitution and blackmail. Their playful lives acquire a dark undercurrent and come to a crashing halt when something goes badly wrong. In four chapters, the dreamer, the rebel, the businessman and the creative type tell various people, some of whom work for the authorities, how they experienced this eventful time and its aftermath. They all have their own perspectives in this modern coming-of-age narrative. Dreamy, The Virgin Suicides-like images alternate with hedonistic violence and sex in this adaptation of the eponymous, controversial novel Wij by Elvis Peeters.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Tijmen Govaerts
    Aime Claeys
    Salome van Grunsven
    Laura Drosopoulos
    Pauline Casteleyn
    Friso van der Werf
    Lieselot Siddiki
    Gaia Cozijn
    Maxime Jacobs
    Screenplay
    Rene Eller
    Cinematography
    Maxime Desmet
    Editing
    Wouter van Luijn
    Production
    PRAGMA PICTURES
    Sales
    WIDE MANAGEMENT
    René Eller

    René Eller

    Netherlands

    René ELLER is an author, director and producer. In 1987, he started his career as outfitter at castings, but he began standing behind the camera in 1990. Since then he has had success as a maker of commercials and music videos, for Boy George, Die Toten Hosen and Zinoba among others. In 1997, Eller started the Miauw Project, which produces and initiates artistic and commercial projects. Next to commercials and music video's, he has worked on films, graphic design and art installations. He has worked for, amongst others, Rivella, KPN, Simyo, NS and Menzis. WE (2018) is his first feature film in collaboration with publicity and film agency, Habbekrats.