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Little Sister (1995)
"Zusje" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Martijn (as Martijn Zuidewind)
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Martijn (voice) (as Hugo Metsers III)
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Roeland Fernhout ...
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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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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(T. Helfrich, W. Helfrich, H.Gubbels, A. Holkenborg, J. Vos, J Haisma & J. dijksma)
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Zusje (little sister) is one of the most inventive movies ever made
14 January 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Although already 10 years old, this movie remains one of the most inventive films ever made in the Netherlands, and launched the careers of Kim van Kooten and the director, Robert-Jan Westdijk. The captivating performance by Kim van Kooten and her talking into the camera gave me the feeling that I was intruding in something very private.Her fantastic looks in a "girl next door" kind of way, made that feeling even stronger. The supporting cast are also very true to life. I do not want to give anything away of the storyline, since the viewer really has to let himself get drawn into the story and experience the fantastic twist at the end.It is still a shame that dutch cinema is not seen on a bigger platform, due to the language barrier and that it seems that even academy award winning films like The Assault, Antonia and Character are largely unknown outside the Netherlands and the relatively small group of European film lovers in America.


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