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The Discovery of Heaven (2001)

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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 ... 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 ...
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Nettie Blanken ...
Coba
Victoria Carling ...
Margareth Quist
Lois de Jong ...
Granddaughter Quist (as Loïs de Jong)
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Onno's father (as John Franklyn Robbins)
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Diederik Quist
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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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25 October 2001 (Netherlands)  »

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A törvény terhe  »

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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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Impressive drama masterpiece by Jeroen Krabbe
7 December 2001 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

It's been a long time since I've been impressed by dutch movies. I think Jeroen Krabbe managed to create a pice of art by filming this movie, after the book of Harry Mulish. I have not read the book, but I am convinced mr. Mulish will be proud of the end result. Beforehand, I was a bit sceptical about Stephen Fry, but all prejudice was unjust: this is a perfect cast. Unfortunately Jeroen appeared in this movie as Gabriel, his dutch accent makes his english sound funny. Luckily he had just a few few lines. In the spirit of dutch movies a lot of naked people, but everything was filmed with class.

In a tv interview, Jeroen recently told that people would talk to him on the streets, just to thank him for making this movie. If I would come across him in Amsterdam, I would do the same.

A must-see!


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