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Phileine Says Sorry (2003)

Phileine zegt sorry (original title)
Gorgeous Dutch youngster Max has two passions, acting and girls. The first becomes his brilliant career, which takes off so well he gets invited to a prestigious New York theatre course for... See full summary »
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Cast

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Phileine
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Max
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Gulpje
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Lala
Kenan Raven ...
LT
Mads Wittermans ...
Christiaan
Leona Philippo ...
Joanne
Liesbeth Kamerling ...
Fleur
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Dylan
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Jules
Kurt Rogiers ...
Reginald
Timothy Smith ...
Leonard
Todd Rotondi ...
Bef
Michael John Fedun ...
Buk
Ronald Giphart ...
Ronald
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Storyline

Gorgeous Dutch youngster Max has two passions, acting and girls. The first becomes his brilliant career, which takes off so well he gets invited to a prestigious New York theatre course for a year. But since he met fickle bitch Phileine in an Utrecht park, his flirting life is cut short while she cruelly plays with his feelings rather then his horny body. After refusing to follow him, she turns up uninvited later and still acts jealous and possessive. Grief follows for everyone, working up to a convoluted finale. Written by KGF Vissers

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9 October 2003 (Netherlands)  »

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€3,200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Director Robert Jan Westdijk and writer Ronald Giphart found each other in their dislike of the previous film based on Giphart's work, Ik ook van jou (2001). They decided to work together to make a more faithful adaptation of Giphart's novel "Phileine Zegt Sorry". That is why Giphart has a cameo in the movie where he states that the movie is better than his book. See more »

Goofs

At the end, when Phileine runs towards Max at the AIDS benefit, the singer of the band is the background isn't doing anything although we *do* hear the band perform. See more »

Quotes

Max: I've had enough of you.
Phileine: Impossible. I gave you nothing.
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Connections

Referenced in PaPaul: Episode #1.3 (2003) See more »

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I'm Sorry
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Ally MacBeal meets Sex and the City, but not enough story
19 September 2003 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

'Phileine zegt sorry' is an adaptation of a Ronald Giphart novel (he's in the film, praising the film as better than the book). His novels are notorious for sexual explicitness, humor and lightness of tone. The film manages to capture this tone. This makes it an entertaining film with Ally MacBeal-like effects to emphasize the emotions of the lead character (Phileine). The cosmopolitan attitude of the characters, the sexual explicitness and the place of action (New York) gives it a Sex and the City touch. So the atmosphere is OK. However the film just doesn't give enough story to make it great. In the book this lack isn't a problem, however film is (as we all know) a different medium. The story line is too thin and sometimes not very credible. This is also due to the the low level performance of some the actors (especially the 'American' characters). Kim van Kooten however gives a superb performance and is a good enough reason to go and see it.

So 'Phileine zegt sorry' is not a memorable meal but a nice expensive snack.


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