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Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 5
Fri 5th Oct 18:15
Q&A with Maxime Jacobs, Laura Drosopoulos, Folkert Verdoorn, Gaia Cozijn (Cast)

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 5
Sun 7th Oct 15:45

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A gang of eight privileged teens embark on a wild journey through the dark heart of suburbia. Their hedonistic attitudes and lack of inhibition lead them into lucrative sex work, but their greed quickly envelops them in a web of abuse, blackmail and self-destruction. Told through various different perspectives, their unreliable accounts unravel as they try to explain the death of one of their members and the involvement of a local politician in their operations. Adapted from a controversial novel by Elvis Peeters, WE is a story about abuses of power and privilege. Unconcerned with the consequences of their actions, the members of the group spur each other on to ever more sociopathic behaviour. Sexual assault and humiliation, back-alley abortion, violence towards animals - there is, it seems, nothing beyond their pale. Made in collaboration with VICE Benelux, WE goes a step further than Sofia Coppola's THE BLING RING in depicting the extremes to which a group of spoiled youths on a power trip can go. Lacking any sense of moral justification or repentance on their behalf, WE embodies the unspoken desire that, as one of the gang puts it, “fucked up art is what people want right now”. Marc David Jacobs
Original Title
Wij
Runtime
100
Cast
Aimé Claeys
Tijmen Govaerts
Pauline Casteleyn
Maxime Jacobs
Friso van der Werf
Country
Netherlands
Belgium
Director(s)
Rene Eller
Writer(s)
Rene Eller
Producer(s)
Pragma Pictures
New Amsterdam Film Company
Executive Producer(s)
Julius Ponten
Sander Verdonk
Anjo Kantelberg
Screening Status
UK Premiere