EN - Three guys in their twenties love wine and women. Wine they have savoured abundantly, but they have never had a woman. Under the guise of a wine tour, they embark on a journey to Spain hoping to get laid there. Nothing will stop them, not even their handicaps: one is blind, the other is confined to a wheelchair and the third is completely paralysed…
NL - Drie jonge gasten houden van wijn en vrouwen. Het eerste proeven ze met plezier, maar het tweede hebben ze nog nooit mogen smaken. Onder het mom van een wijntour reizen de drie naar Spanje om eindelijk van de grond te gaan. Niets zal hen tegenhouden. Zeker niet het feit dat de eerste blind is, de tweede in een rolstoel zit en de derde volledig verlamd is.
FR - Trois jeunes hommes sont de grands amateurs de vin et de femmes. Ils savourent le vin avec plaisir mais sont toujours vierges. Sous le couvert d’un voyage en tant que dégustateurs de vin, ils s'aventurent en Espagne en espérant y vivre leur première expérience sexuelle. Rien ne peut les arrêter, pas mêmele fait que l’un est aveugle, l’autre est dépendant de sa chaise roulante et le troisième est complètement paralysé.
|Title||Come As You Are|
|Original title||Hasta la vista|
|Original language||Dutch, French, Spanish|
|Cast||Robrecht Vanden Thoren, Gilles De Schryver, Tom Audenaert, Isabelle De Hertogh, Karlijn Sileghem, Kimke Desart, Johan Heldenbergh, Katelijne Verbeke, Karel Vingerhoets, Marilou Mermans|
|Music||Meuris & Papermouth|
|Running time film||120'|
|Aspect ratio||1:2.35 (scope)|
|Supported by||Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)|
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Films Boutique had already handled international sales for Come As You Are, which has been sold to over 42 countries so far. Enthoven’s feature film about three disabled youngsters who, under the guise of a wine tour, embark on a journey to Spain hoping to get laid there, was awarded EFA’s People’s Choice Award last year.
At the close of the Ostend Film Festival (7 – 15 September 2012) the Flemish film industry gathered in Ostend for the third annual Flemish Film Awards, now called the ‘Ensors’. Nic Balthazar’s Time of My Life, Nicolas Provost’s The Invader and Frank Van Mechelen’s Germaine were the winners of the evening with three or more Awards. This edition also saw the introduction of a number of new awards such as Best Documentary (Epilogue).
Time of my life (pictured on the left) won the awards for Best feature, Best actor in a leading role (Geert Van Rampelberg) and Best Editing (Philippe Ravoet). Based on a true story, Time of My Life is the story of MS-patient Mario Verstraete who was not only instrumental in legalising euthanasia in Belgium… but was also the first to make use of that new law. Peter Bouckaert produced the film for Eyeworks Film & TV Drama.
Geoffrey Enthoven’s Come As You Are (aka Hasta la vista) has won the People’s Choice Award at the 25th edition of the European Film Awards in Malta. Written by Pierre De Clercq and produced by Mariano Vanhoof, the film outran no less than 11 European heavyweights such as The Artist, Untouchable and The Iron Lady. Film lovers from all over Europe chose the winner of the People’s Choice Award.
From 1 to 31 October, European film fans were asked to elect one of the 12 films nominated for EFA’s People’s Choice Award via various European print and online media.
Last edited on 27 November 2014