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Run Time: 115 minutes
Winner of two major awards at the Montréal World Film Festival, COME AS YOU ARE is an off-beat Belgian road movie about three young disabled men on a quest to lose their virginity. Jozef is nearly blind, Philip is a paraplegic, and Lars suffers from a disease that keeps him wheelchair-bound. These buddies enjoy the finer things in life, including wine and song; the only thing missing is the women. Isolated by their disabilities and cared for by their parents at home, they convince their families they need to go on a "wine tour" to Spain. But this is a cover for their true goal—a Spanish brothel, which Philip has heard caters to disabled men. Accompanied by a large woman caretaker named Claude who only speaks French, they take off in a beat-up van for the journey of a lifetime. Never condescending and constantly unpredictable, this film provides a warm look at people whose bodies may not cooperate, but whose souls yearn to breathe free. (In Flemish, French, and Spanish with subtitles) –B.B.
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Geoffrey Enthoven was born in 1974 and received his Master's degree in Audio-Visual Arts from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium. The same year his dissertation film won several international awards, he established his production company, Fobic Films.
"Children of Love" (2001), "The Only One" (2006), "Happy Together" (2008), "The Over the Hill Band" (2009), COME AS YOU ARE (2011)
SAMANTHA and YOPLAIT, the Felines of Film, are sponsoring this film for PENNY CAMPBELL in appreciation for her superb care.
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