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AmnesiA (2001)

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A photographer returns to his parental home because his mother is seriously ill. The confrontation with his past leads to panic in a surreal, stylised psychological drama.


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Cast overview:
Alex / Aram
Theo Maassen ...
Sacha Bulthuis ...
Mother of Alex and Aram
Cas Enklaar ...
Erik van der Horst ...
Young Alex / Aram
Bert Luppes ...
The Doctor
Carly Wijs ...
Woman in flashback
Girl in bed
Anniek Pheifer ...
Doctor's assistant
Leo van Huêt ...


Alex, a 28 year-old photographer, is no longer able to photograph people, for some mysterious reason. Every time he focuses his camera on someone, the same woman appears in his viewfinder - an image he cannot bear. When his brother Aram, whom he has not seen or spoke to for years, unexpectedly phones him and asks him to come to their parental home because their mother is severely ill and may not have long to live, he panics. The thought of a confrontation with the area where he grew up and the renewed encounter with his family makes him feel nervous. Nevertheless, that evening he leaves for AmnesiA: the estate of his parents, the spot where he spent his youth. Written by Anonymous

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In the original screenplay, the two brothers were not twins. After testing several actors for the different brothers, director Martin Koolhoven found Fedja van Huêt most suitable for both parts. Koolhoven then decide to turn the brothers into twins, and have Van Huêt play both. See more »


Featured in Barend en Van Dorp: Episode dated 7 May 2001 (2001) See more »

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IMHO the best Dutch film
26 September 2003 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Amnesia is probably the best Dutch film I've seen so far, great performances all around (van Huet is absolutely fabulous as both twins) and the movie has a nice buildup of suspense. And I had a great laugh too! My eyes were glued to the screen.

8 out of 10.

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