We
World Cinema

We

(Wij)

Year 2018
Runtime 100 mins
Language Dutch/Flemish
Subtitles English

During one hot summer in a Belgian-Dutch border village, eight teenagers play games of discovery to break the listless monotony.


They challenge each other and themselves and soon, their sexual curiosity starts to blur the lines between right and wrong. As they consciously chip away at their innocence, which gives way to depraved games and sexual exploitation, the teenagers soon turn into ruthless predators. 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.


Images alternate with hedonistic violence and sex in this adaptation of the eponymous, controversial novel Wij by Elvis Peeters.


International Film Festival Rotterdam

Countries

Netherlands
Director
Rene Eller
Producer
Rene Eller, Julius Ponten
Screenwriter
Rene Eller (screenplay), Elvis Peeters (novel)
Cinematographer
Maxime Desmet
Cast
Tijmen Govaerts, Aime Claeys, Salome Van Grunsven, Laura Drosopoulos, Pauline Casteleyn