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Come As You Are
(Hasta La Vista)

Year: 2011
Country: BELGIUM
Language: Flemish, French, Spanish
Run Time: 115 minutes

Come As You Are
Come As You Are
Come As You Are

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.

CIFF36 Screenings

Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 9:30 AM

United Airlines World Tour

Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Geoffrey Enthoven

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)

Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Mathieu Vadepied

Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Film Contact

SAMANTHA and YOPLAIT, the Felines of Film, are sponsoring this film for PENNY CAMPBELL in appreciation for her superb care.

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