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.

International title
We
Filmmaker
Rene Eller
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Netherlands, Belgium
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
100’
Language
Dutch
Producer
Rene Eller, Julius Ponten
Production Company
Pragma Pictures
Sales
Pragma Pictures
Writer
Rene Eller
Cinematography
Maxime Desmet
Editor
Wouter van Luijn
Production Design
Myrte Beltman
Cast
Tijmen Govaerts, Aime Claeys, Salome van Grunsven, Laura Drosopoulos, Pauline Casteleyn, Friso van der Werf, Lieselot Siddiki, Gaia Cozijn, Maxime Jacobs