Goodbye Stranger

With lots of Nick Hornby vibes, the feel-good relationship comedy from director Aaron Rookus draws an outrageously entertaining portrait of a young urban hipster between professional fulfillment and interpersonal happiness.
(Original with English subtitles)

Dream job, dream house, dream wife: Paul, an acclaimed playlist curator at a major music streaming company, is used to having it all. When a big promotion abroad slips through his fingers at the last minute and his ideal world is shaken to its foundations, Paul embarks on a pop-soaked, self-discovery summer odyssey through his adopted home of Amsterdam.

Aaron Rookus

Aaron Rookus was born in 1983 and initially studied at the Utrecht School of Arts, where he is now also a lecturer. He also studied film studies at the University of Amsterdam. Aaron has made a number of short films and a few series episodes so far. Aaron is making his feature film debut with Goodbye Stranger and is already working on his second film and writing debut with The Idyll.

Netherlands 2023 – Director: Aaron Rookus – Screenplay: Wander Theunis – Cinematography: Ton Peters – Music: Memru Renjaan – Starring Martijn Lakemeier, Claire Bender, Flip Zuiderland, Hanneke van der Paardt, Ariane Van Vliet. – 82 mins – Original with English subtitles