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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Marion van Thijn ... Lily

Thom Hoffman ... Arend
Coen van Vrijberghe de Coningh ... Ted
Truus te Selle ... Moeder
Con Meyer ... Sjaak
Dennis Rudge ... Alan
Adrian Brine ... Doesburg
Yvonne Ristie ... Rita
Monique van de Ven ... Vroedvrouw Conny
Jeroen Planting ... Inspecteur Wester
Gunar Gritters-Doublet ... Man met Scheve Neus
René Retèl ... Man met Lange Regenjas
Eric Beekers ... Juwelier
Hans Kesting ... Piccolo
Kees Hulst ... Emile
Jaloe Maat ... Helen
Beppie Melissen ... Bankbediende
Richard Messina ... Amerikaanse Officier
Marion Visee ... Ambtenaar Sociale Dienst
Boudewijn van Hulzen ... Ambtenaar Sociale Dienst
Arnon Grunberg ... Puber
Otto Sterman ... Grijze neger
Erika Kuyten ... Verkoopster Babywarenhuis
Wilma Bult ... Verpleegster
Paul Meyer ... Pensionhouder
Venus Veldhoen ... Natgeregend Hoertje
Willem Boogaard ... Motorrijder
John Schoonhoven ... Motorrijder
Deniz Peduk ... Cassière
Jan Willem Ruyter ... Portier

Directed by
Ben Verbong 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Willem-Jan Otten  writer
Sytze Van Der Laan  writer
Ben Verbong  writer

Produced by
Haig Balian .... producer
Anna Brouwer .... executive producer
Chris Brouwer .... producer
Original Music by
David A. Stewart 
Cinematography by
Lex Wertwijn 
Film Editing by
Ton de Graaff 
Casting by
Hans Kemna 
Production Design by
Dorus van der Linden 
Art Direction by
Dorus van der Linden 
Costume Design by
Yan Tax 
Makeup Department
Sjoerd Didden .... special makeup effects
Wim Kavier .... hair stylist
Kathy Kühne .... makeup artist
Leendert Van Nimwegen .... assistant makeup artist
Hennesien van Walderveen .... special makeup effects assistant
Production Management
Patricia McMahon .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paula van der Oest .... first assistant director
Art Department
Gert Brinkers .... construction crew
Willem De Leeuw .... set builder
Rikke Jelier .... property master
Liesbeth Jimmink .... assistant art director
Arnoud Litjens .... assistant property master
Jan Rutgers .... construction crew
Wessel Stoffer .... construction crew
Bart Van Dam .... set dresser
Johan van de Zande .... construction crew
Peter van Laar .... construction crew
Mia von Rosen .... construction crew
Sound Department
Ton de Graaff .... sound effects
Bill Garlic .... foley artist
Pieter Guyt .... boom operator
Arno Hagers .... sound engineer
Beryl Mortimer .... foley artist
Peter Oskam .... assistant dubbing mixer
Ad Roest .... dubbing sound
Ted Swanscott .... foley artist
Jos van der Linden .... recording director
Willen Van der Vet .... sound effects
Jan van Sandwijk .... dubbing mixer
Special Effects by
Harry Wiesenhaan .... special effects (as Harrie Wiessenhaan)
Camera and Electrical Department
Amandio de Campos Neto .... assistant lighting technician (as Amandio Neto)
Sandra Drehmanns .... clapper loader (as Alexandra Drehmans)
Sandra Drehmanns .... second assistant camera (as Alexandra Drehmans)
Max Hoven .... lighting technician
André Ronchetti .... assistant lighting technician
Erwin Roodhart .... pre-lighting gaffer (as Erwin Roothart)
Martin Roozeboom .... assistant lighting technician
Pim Tjujerman .... assistant camera
Erik Van Wouden .... lighting technician
Franc van Zutphen .... chief lighting technician
Appie Vermeeren .... key grip
Charlotte Wissing .... still photographer
Casting Department
Arjan Boot .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie Lauwers .... assistant wardrobe
Editorial Department
Stefan Kamp .... assistant editor
Location Management
Gelder De Haas .... location manager
Aart Fillerius .... location scout
Music Department
Candy Dulfer .... musician: saxophone
Stephen McLaughlin .... music mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Ben Abelsma .... transportation
Eric Wobma .... bus driver: location (uncredited)
Other crew
Kees Beentjes .... translator
Petra Blokker .... midwife
Simone Bosch .... assistant to producers
Goof Brandwijk .... animal supplier
Frank Denker .... publicist
Ajo Fliervoet .... cars
Margriet Kamphuis .... projectionist
Johan Oosterbroek .... projectionist
Marga Post .... caterer
Beatrijs Smulders .... midwife
Silvia Stoffer .... production assistant
Clara van Gool .... script girl
Arthur van Oest .... weapons
Bart Vermaten .... production assistant
Dan Wallagh .... production assistant
Trix van Alphen .... publicist (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"De kassière" - Netherlands (original title)
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111 min
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24 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Nice pastime (SPOILERS), 7 November 2004
Author: P.S. Paaskynen from Tornio, Finland

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This is one of those thirteen-in-a-dozen films, that seem to be made mostly for the video market. Still, this particular flick was quite successful in the Netherlands on account of the score, with a memorable theme tune, Lily was Here, by Candy Dulfer and Dave Stewart, and the debut of Marion van Thijn, the daughter of a well-known politician, in the title role.

The film is the story of a simple girl, working in a supermarket, whose world comes crashing down around her when her black boyfriend, the father of her unborn child, is killed by skinheads. Out of luck and out of money she has to fight for her child and takes to crime, becoming a clumsy, pregnant robber. The help of a well-meaning small-time crook and boxer (Hoffman) cannot avert the inevitable.

The film is reasonably well-made, making use of the modern architecture of the port city of Rotterdam, rather than the traditional picturesque Amsterdam canals featured in all too many Dutch films, and depicting life on the edge for the less well to do. Marion van Thijn is not a gifted actress (and this is her only starring film role), but her strapping girl-next-door body makes for a nice distraction from the usual starlet type. On the whole this film makes for a nice pastime, as long as you do not expect to be shocked or enlightened by it.

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