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Little Sister (1995)

Zusje (original title)
After several years without contact, Martijn visits his sister Daantje, who just started to live on her own in Amsterdam. He tells her he is going to make a documentary from her life, and ... See full summary »
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Cast

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Martijn (as Martijn Zuidewind)
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Martijn (voice) (as Hugo Metsers III)
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Ramon
Ganna Veenhuysen ...
Ingeborg
Hannah Risselada ...
Michael Münninghoff ...
Kleine Martijn (as Michiel Münninghoff)
Alenka Dorrele ...
Moeder Zuidewind (as Alenka Dorrell)
Peter Idenburg ...
Vader Zuidewind
Taco Keers ...
Bas
Marianne Jeuken ...
Bovenbuurvrouw
Carl Wünderlich ...
Marktkoopman
Herman Brood ...
Bovenbuurman
Eulalia Montseré ...
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After several years without contact, Martijn visits his sister Daantje, who just started to live on her own in Amsterdam. He tells her he is going to make a documentary from her life, and enters her home live with a video camera. This creates tension between Daantje and her brother because he wants to recall something that happened between them in the past. To keep Martijn at a distance, Daantje starts a relationship with Ramón, but Martijn gets between them. He manages to talk to her so that she remembers the things that happened when they were kids. This helps him to overcome his obsession for his sister, and after playing over their history, he is finally able to see her without the video camera like he did during the course of the movie. Written by Dennis Jansen <Dennis.Jansen@student.bosb.wau.nl>

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Crazy Credits

During the finishing credits, the film itself is suggested to be sold on a flea-market as "re-usable" videotape (the film is shot on video, supposedly the handy-cam of one of the main characters). See more »

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Featured in Allemaal film: Betere tijden (2007) See more »

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Fades my brain
Lyrics by annemiek van grondel
Music by bitchcock
Released by Elegy, the fine recording company
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An extremely intelligent and complex film.
18 December 1998 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

Zusje is one of the most intelligent and fascinating films I have ever seen. The way the story is told, the performances, everything about this film is brilliant. The story is gruesome, tragic, and very unpredictable. It leaves you wondering right up to the final scene about what really happened between Daan and Tijn when they were children, and leaves you with an ending nobody could possibly guess. Shocking and fascinating, a film well worth seeing.


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