Simon (2004 film)

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Film poster Simon.jpg
Film poster
Directed byEddy Terstall
Produced byImko Nieuwenhuijs
StarringCees Geel
Marcel Hensema
Edited byBen Isaacs
Release date
  • 2004 (2004)

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.[1][2] Best Actor - Cees Geel, Best Director - Eddy Terstall, Audience Award - Eddy Terstall and Best Feature Film. It was also the Dutch entry for the Oscars in 2005.[3]


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, but 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.



Simon has received had positive reviews from critics and audiences, earning a 88% audience score on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes from 1002 views and a tomatometer score of 60% from 5 reviews.[3] It holds a Metacritic score of 59 out of 100, based on 5 collected reviews.[4]


  1. ^ Raphael Israeli The Islamic Challenge in Europe, p. 87, at Google Books
  2. ^ Raphael Israeli The Internationalization of ISIS: The Muslim State in Iraq and Syria, p. 252, at Google Books
  3. ^ a b "Simon (2004)". Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Simon". Retrieved 15 February 2019.

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