Come as You Are

  • 15
  • Geoffrey Enthoven (2011)
  • Bel / Neth (SUB)
  • 109 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Warmly humorous and thoroughly uplifting, this tale about the triumph of human spirit over disability is a true treat, making it a worthy companion piece to the likes of Aaltra, Untouchable and Rust and Bone. Belgians Philip, Lars and Jozef are best buddies. Philip is quadriplegic, Lars has terminal cancer and uses a wheelchair, while Jozef is blind. When they hear of a Spanish brothel that specialises in catering for the disabled, the friends circumvent the concerns of their families and doctors, hire a minibus, secure the services of a larger-than-life lady driver-cum-nurse, then head south in search of sun, sea, sand and sex. Mirth, mayhem and some sadness ensue. Inspired by the BBC documentary For One Night Only, this is part road movie, part romance and part tale of friendship - and all are worth watching.

Plot Summary

Comedy drama starring Robrecht Vanden Thoren, Gilles De Schryver and Tom Audenaert. Three Belgian 20-somethings - one is blind, the others are in wheelchairs - convince their parents to allow them to go to Spain on a chaperoned wine-tasting trip. But little do their folks know that their ultimate destination is a specialist brothel where they hope to lose their virginity.

Cast and crew

Cast

Philip
Robrecht Vanden Thoren
Lars
Gilles De Schryver
Jozef
Tom Audenaert
Claude
Isabelle De Hertogh
Roger
Tuur De Weert
Theo
Ivan Pecnik

Crew

Director
Geoffrey Enthoven

Other Information

Language: 
Dutch, French, English, Spanish +subtitles
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Eureka Entertainment
Guidance: 
Swearing
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 7 Jun 2013
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Eureka Entertainment Ltd
Categories
Comedy
Drama