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De illusionist (1983)

At the center of this extremely visualized narrative are the illusionist and his brother, who is lazy on the basis of either great love, or exorbitant envy of the brother. Having spoiled ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Freek de Jonge ...
De Illusionist
Jim van der Woude ...
Zijn Broer
Catrien Wolthuizen ...
Zijn Moeder
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Zijn Vader
Carel Lapere ...
Grootvader
Craig Eubanks ...
Tovenaar
Gerrie van der Klei ...
Zijn Assistent
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Arthur Japin
Ank van der Moer
Hugo van Riet
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At the center of this extremely visualized narrative are the illusionist and his brother, who is lazy on the basis of either great love, or exorbitant envy of the brother. Having spoiled the sick son in a psychiatric hospital, the mother blesses the illusionist on a long journey with one suitcase. The ensuing whirlwind of events drags the heroes deeper into his turbulent whirlpool.

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17 April 1985 (USA)  »

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Amusing and intriguing till the end.
13 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

This film is a must-see for the fans of the stageshows of Freek de Jonge. The film contains scenes, which are very amusing, and some are quite surrealistic. What strikes me about this film is that there's no dialog at all, and so this standup-comedian has to keep the film going on visual only. In this he clearly succeeded and it makes the film intriguing till the end.


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