Feature film about the cheerful Pieter and the restrained Gijs who were bosom friends forty years ago. When after forty years the two friends meet again the renewed acquaintance is not made without a hitch.
Forty years ago, the cheerful Pieter and the restrained Gijs were bosom friends. They vowed they would stay friends forever and fantasised about a future in which they would be rich and famous. As far as Gijs is concerned, this has come true more or less. He did a moonlight flit to Canada, where he set up a flourishing company. However, he does not have any descendants. The spendthrift Pieter is now a retired bridge-keeper and has only one wish: to make a cruise. When after forty years the two friends meet again in the cemetery where Pieter's deceased wife Anne is buried, the renewed acquaintance is not made without a hitch. Old reproaches and feuds have to be resolved and new problems loom when they, like in the old days, fall in love with the same woman.

Title: De vriendschap
Year: 2001
Duration : 1 hour, 40 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2001

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