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With Great Joy (2001)
"Met grote blijdschap" (original title)

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By accident, Luc discovers the whereabouts of his brother Ad, who mysteriously disappeared fifteen years before. As it turns out, he is living with Els, secluded from the rest of the world,... See full summary »

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Els
Jack Wouterse ...
Ad Sipkes
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marnie Blok ...
Vrouw in auto
Pierre Dherte ...
Gendarme
Michael Israel ...
Archivaris
Peter Knip ...
Stem: Thomas
Anne Sophie Mariage ...
Berengere
Redmar Merkies ...
Kind in buik
Han Oldigs ...
Man in auto
Camilla Siegertsz ...
Mieke Sipkes
Jaap Spijkers ...
Luc Sipkes
Laurien Van den Broeck ...
Dochtertje in auto
Willem van den Broeck ...
Zoontje in auto (as Willem van de Broeck)
Michel Vermey
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By accident, Luc discovers the whereabouts of his brother Ad, who mysteriously disappeared fifteen years before. As it turns out, he is living with Els, secluded from the rest of the world, on a farm. Luc decides to stay a few days, even though he and his wife Mieke are not welcome at first. After a while, Mieke heads home. Also, Luc hears strange sounds coming from a barn at the farm. He decides to investigate the matter. He discovers a secret that Ad and Els have been hiding for years. Written by Hoofmark

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Excellent movie reflecting dutch growing maturity in filmproducing
4 March 2001 | by (rotterdam, netherlands) – See all my reviews

Met grote blijdschap is a story about real human drama performed by real characters. There's been no attempt to exaggerate or to use caricatures or freaks to build up to the dramatic events at the end of the movie.

It builds up nicely from a secure home situation, the disturbing message comes by phone. The anxious trip to Belgium is filmed excellent and does not distract too much from the rest of the story. Once they've found Ad, two plots tumble over each other. One plot unfolds quite easily only to reveal the second. Outstanding performances by the actors without forgetting Dutch humor

The story was written by Lodewijk Crijns and Kim van Kooten. It makes me regret that i didn't see his first movie, Jezus is een Palestijn. It seems that nowadays it is a recommendation to have the name kim van kooten on a production.

I guess we will hear more of these people, I certainly do hope so.


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