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NE ME QUITTE PAS Unclassified 18+

Documentaries | Feature
D Niels van Koevorden,Sabine Lubbe Bakker | Netherlands, 2013
L Dutch,French
Tags: Award Winner, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Relationships, Seniors

"The best buddy comedy in years … if Jim Jarmusch made a movie about two alcoholic friends hanging out in the woods, it might look something like Dutch documentary Ne Me Quitte Pas." – Indiewire

In this upbeat documentary, two ageing men – both alcoholic and with a suicidal drive (each for different reasons) – pursue a booze-soaked friendship. Bound together and bickering all the way, the two friends spiral down in a midlife crisis that shines a light on the troubles of contemporary masculinity.

But while the circumstances of their relationship may seem bleak, Ne Me Quitte Pas dodges expectation to become a tender, wryly hilarious and wonderfully hopeful autumn-years buddy movie, as well as an insightful examination of the male ego and a touching picture of true friendship.

"This engagingly spiky study of men without women makes for an unlikely but highly effective crowd-pleaser." – Hollywood Reporter

Read our Critics Campus review.

D Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Niels van Koevorden P Pieter van Huystee WS Cinephil L French, Dutch w/English subtitles TD DCP/2013

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