Simon (2004 film)

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Simon
Film poster Simon.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Eddy Terstall
Starring Cees Geel
Marcel Hensema
Release date
  • 2004 (2004)
Country Netherlands
Language Dutch

Simon is a 2004 Dutch drama film directed by Eddy Terstall. The story is about two male friends, one heterosexual and one gay. Same sex marriage and euthanasia are prominent themes of the film. The film has won four Golden Calves.

Plot[edit]

One of the characters is Camiel, a gay dentist who marries his lover and the other is Simon (Cees Geel), a heterosexual drugs dealer and lady magnet. They become close friends in the late 1980s, but Camiel does something that interrupts their friendship.

After fourteen years Camiel and Simon meet again. Simon is now terminally ill with cancer.

Simon has a daughter, Joy (Nadja Hüpscher) and a son, Nelson (Stijn Koomen). They develop a friendship with Camiel and his husband and after Simon's death Camiel adopts them.

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Awards
Preceded by
De Tweeling
Golden Calf for Best long feature film
2004
Succeeded by
Paradise Now