Flirt

Jaap van Eyck Feature film - 2005 - 90 min.

Gouden Kalf-nominatie

Beste Vrouwelijke Bijrol Lidewij Mahler

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Feature film début of director Van Eyck is a romantic comedy about sleeping around; that is, a plea in favour of individual freedom within a relationship. The story, on which Eddy Terstall collaborated as a co-scriptwriter, is set against the Terstallian background of a group of friends in sun-drenched Amsterdam. The film follows two narrative lines. On the one hand, you have Lex (Egbert Jan Weber), a young actor who has a crush on his new girlfriend Ankie. But Lex is having affairs with other women, too. These are platonic relationships, consummated now and then with `some petting above the waist', at the most. Nothing to lie about, Lex thinks. His friends and family strongly disagree. Especially the frustrated filmmaker Kim (Rifka Lodeizen), who after a foundered documentary is deceived by her boyfriend, to boot. Vengeful, she decides to make a film about sleeping around, featuring Lex as the ideal protagonist and victim to project her frustrations on. The moral of the story: Many people who pretend to be monogamous live in glass houses.

Credits

Director(s) Jaap van Eyck
Producer(s) Jasper van Hecke
Michael John Fedun
Atilla Meijs
Production Company
Corrino Media Group
Overspel BV i.o.
Executive Producer
Willem Sonnemans
Arjen Terpstra
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Production Country
Netherlands