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
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Year 2011


Cast Robrecht Vanden Thoren, Gilles De Schryver, Tom Audenaert, Isabelle De Hertogh, Karlijn Sileghem, Kimke Desart, Johan Heldenbergh, Katelijne Verbeke, Karel Vingerhoets, Marilou Mermans
Photography Gerd Schelfhout
Editing Philippe Ravoet
Sound Geert Vlegels
Costume Joelle Meerbergen
Music Meuris & Papermouth

Technical specs

Running time film 120'
Aspect ratio 1:2.35 (scope)
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)

Galloping Mind and The Land of the Enlightened in Karlovy Vary

In addition to Felix van Groeningen’s Belgica and the short film Flower of a Thousand Colours, the line-up of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (1-9 July) also includes Wim Vandekeybus’s Galloping Mind and The Land of the Enlightened by Pieter-Jan De Pue. Geoffrey Enthoven’s 2011 hit Come As You Are has also been picked for one the festival’s thematic sections.

Galloping MindGalloping Mind is part of ‘Another View’, a collection of notable contemporary films. In Vandekeybus’s feature, a twin brother and sister are separated at birth, neither knowing about the other’s existence. Pieter-Jan De Pue’s The Land of the Enlightened is scheduled to screen in the 'Horizons' section.

Published on Wednesday 29 June 2016

Flanders foursome selected for Festroia’s competition

Four Flemish features have been selected for competition at the 29th Festroia International Film Festival in Portugal (7-16 June). Brasserie RomantiqueThe Broken Circle BreakdownOffline and Time of My Life are all in the running to take home some prizes. This year, the festival has also organised a focus on Belgium and pays homage to Flemish actor Jan Decleir.

Madly in LoveBoth Joel Vanhoebrouck’s Brasserie Romantique and Felix van Groeningen’s The Broken Circle Breakdown screen as part of the fest’s official competition. Peter Monsaert’s directorial debut Offline is selected for the competitive First Works section, while Nic Baltazar is competing in the Man and His Environment category with Time of My Life.

Published on Wednesday 29 May 2013

Films Boutique to represent Enthoven’s upcoming features

Geoffrey Enthoven and Mariano Vanhoof's production hub Fobic Films has closed a deal with Berlin-based Films Boutique. The international sales agent is to represent Enthoven’s two upcoming features Half Way and Winnipeg, both scripted by Pierre De Clercq. Films Boutique also added Geoffrey Enthoven’s back catalogue produced for Fobic Films to its slate – Children of Love,The Only One and Happy Together.

Geoffrey EnthovenFilms 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.

Published on Tuesday 28 May 2013

Time of My Life and The Invader grab Awards in Ostend

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).

Still of Nic Balthazar's Time of My LifeTime 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.

Published on Saturday 15 September 2012

EFA People’s Choice Award goes to Come As You Are

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 ArtistUntouchable and The Iron Lady. Film lovers from all over Europe chose the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

Come As You Are at the EFA AwardsFrom 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.

Published on Saturday 1 December 2012

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Director Geoffrey Enthoven
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