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The Friend

The Friend (2008)

Brief Nudity
  • Genres: Drama
  • Directed by: Micha Lewinsky
  • Theatrical Release: 01/17/2008
  • Country: Switzerland
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A little white lie becomes a big ol' mess in the While You Were Sleeping-esque German comedy The Friend (Der Freund) (2008). Shy, socially awkward Emil (Philippe Graber) can't believe his luck when pop idol Larissa (Emilie Welti) shows and interest in becoming his friend. The two are little more than casual acquaintances when Larissa dies suddenly and unexpectedly. In his confusion and grift Emil pretends to have been Larissa's boyfriend and is taken in by her loving extended family as a result, But when Emil begins to develop feelings for Larissa's sister Nora (Johanna Bantzer), things suddenly become a lot more complicated. It's always good to make new friends, and you'll want to SKINtroduce your right hand to co-star Johanna Bantzer when she whips out her wobblers in bed.