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The Discovery of Heaven (2001)

God is disappointed with the human race and wants his stone tablets back. An angel is given the assignment and, with Gabriëls help, tries to manipulate several humans on earth to get his ... See full summary »

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Angel (as Viv Weatherall)
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Gabriel (as Jeroen Krabbe)
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Onno
Gillian Barge ...
Onno's mother
Nettie Blanken ...
Coba
Victoria Carling ...
Margareth Quist
Lois de Jong ...
Granddaughter Quist (as Loïs de Jong)
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
Onno's father (as John Franklyn Robbins)
Geraldine Alexander ...
Trees Quist
Nicholas Palliser ...
Diederik Quist
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Max
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Helga
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Bart Bork
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Red Haired Protestor
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God is disappointed with the human race and wants his stone tablets back. An angel is given the assignment and, with Gabriëls help, tries to manipulate several humans on earth to get his job done. But humans have a will of their own... Written by Anonymous

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Coincidence doesn't exist, everything happens for a reason. See more »

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25 October 2001 (Netherlands)  »

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A törvény terhe  »

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NLG 20,000,000 (estimated)
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The wedding scene of Onno and Ada is recorded at same place that director Jeroen Krabbé had his wedding in 1964. Onno is even wearing the exact same tie that Jeroen Krabbé wore at his wedding. See more »

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Max: I've discovered you, you bastards!
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Referenced in Brows Held High: Ken Park (2012) See more »

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almost as good as the book
26 October 2001 | by (utrecht, netherlands) – See all my reviews

Casting is brilliant (apart from the 5 year old Quintin who had a funny foreign/cockney mixed accent which threw me, but luckily he's only got a short part in the film). Usually I can't see Stephen Fry without getting irritated, but he Is Onno Quist! Jeroen Krabbé as usual gave himself a nice little part in the film he was directing... All in all a fitting tribute to a brilliant book, and ok, yes the end is a bit dodgy but then again the end of the book was the same and if you think about it, there was no other way to end the story... Usually if I go to see 'the film of the book' I'm left feeling disappointed, but this time I was pleasantly surprised.


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