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Hoge hakken, echte liefde (1981)

A bored company owner decides to find out what it is like to be one of his workers. During his "transformation" he falls in love with a cafeteria worker. When his alter ego "The Boss" makes... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rijk de Gooyer ...
Semijns Roggeveen / Arie Snoek
Monique van de Ven ...
Jenny Vreugdehil
Geert de Jong ...
Mirabelle
Dolf de Vries ...
John
Hannah de Leeuwe ...
Suikerspin
Leen Jongewaard ...
Jenny's vader
Olga Zuiderhoek ...
Jenny's moeder
Johan Ooms ...
Maharisji
Max Croiset ...
President-commissaris
Gees Linnebank ...
Peters
Marina de Graaf ...
Marga
Huib Broos ...
Botenbouwer
Dorine van der Klei ...
Hein Boele ...
Frits
Jerome Reehuis ...
Huib
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A bored company owner decides to find out what it is like to be one of his workers. During his "transformation" he falls in love with a cafeteria worker. When his alter ego "The Boss" makes an inappropriate comment to his would-be girlfriend, the worker challenges his "Boss" to a Duel. Written by Michael van den Eijnden <mickel@chinalook.com>

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Remade as Als je verliefd wordt (2012) See more »

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Hoge Hakken, Echte Liefde
Music by Lex Jasper
Performed by Robert Long
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Underestimated funny Dutch time-document
3 February 2004 | by (Rotterdam) – See all my reviews

Director and author Dimitri Frenkel Frank is in this movie a real master of hilarious conversations (check out the chit-chat with the barpersonel and the barber/dresser), punch-lines and typical accents.

The plot is quit simple. A bored director (magnificently performed by Rijk de Gooijer), stuck in his mid-life crisis, becomes in love with the well-shaped working class cashier. (young Monique van de Ven)

He wants to become part of the working class and gets in all kind of tricky situations. (Jackell/Hyde syndrome. He hates it, but loves it at the same time and can't choose which character he has to become. One of them must die

The typical Dutch characters reflects very well the Netherlands at the beginning of the eighties. My favorite Dutch spoken movie.


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