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Voyeur (1986)

Abel (original title)
An extremely weird comedy revolving around the life of 31- year-old Abel, who has never left home (literally). After failing with doctors and psychiatrists, Abel's father Victor brings home... See full summary »

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Abel
Henri Garcin ...
Victor
Olga Zuiderhoek ...
Duif
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Zus
Loes Luca ...
Christine
Arend Jan Heerma van Voss ...
Psychiatrist
Anton Kothuis ...
Magnetic Healer
Peer Mascini ...
Director
Elmar Schiphorst ...
Waitress
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Fishmonger
Jan-Willem Hees ...
Old Cyclist
Jeroen Henneman ...
Dying Cowboy
Mieke Verdin ...
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Man with Dog
Otakar Votocek ...
Man with a Cold
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An extremely weird comedy revolving around the life of 31- year-old Abel, who has never left home (literally). After failing with doctors and psychiatrists, Abel's father Victor brings home Christine, a friend, in an attempt to teach Abel basic social skills. But Victor's wife Duif accuses him of having an affair, and in the ensuing row Abel is thrown out into the street. But help is at hand when he runs into kind-hearted stripper Zus - whose show Victor is obsessed with... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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A fun comedy, with interesting characters and an original plot.
5 April 1999 | by (Delft, the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Abel is a little bit absurdistic, strange and unreal. But other parts a very recognizable. The film smells like Fellini and sounds like Monty Python, but it is a very dutch product. You won't see any tulips or windmills, but when you have a dutch background you will understand most of the jokes and events. I suggest you just sit back and enjoy it. The story is amusing and the development of the characters is interesting untill the end. The art-direction, the whole atmosphere of the movie is very nice and also reminds me of Fellini. A Dutch classic.


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