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Cloaca (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Comedy  -  23 October 2003 (Netherlands)
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Four old college friends in their forties come together in a time of trouble and despair. Old joy relives, but the harsh reality of their problems can't satisfy them and eventually endangers their friendships.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Blok ...
Tom
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Pieter
Gijs Scholten van Aschat ...
Joep
Jaap Spijkers ...
Maarten
Elsie de Brauw ...
Conny
Caro Lenssen ...
Laura
Marleen Stolz ...
Helena (as Marleen Stoltz)
Eric Schneider ...
Brest
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Jacques Vermeulen
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Lighting designer
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Actor in play
Benjamin de Wit ...
Actor in play
Marnix Stassen ...
Percussionist
Dianne Krijnen ...
Colleague
Iwan Walhain ...
Drug courier on moped
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Storyline

The relationship of four old college friends in trouble is renewed when they get dependent on each other. Pieter doesn't want to give back eight valuable paintings he took from the art depot of the municipality for each year as a birthday present. To help him, he requests the help from Tom, once a lawyer, but now a drug addict. Politician Joep, quarrelling with his wife and in the race for becoming a member of the Dutch cabinet, is hiding at Pieter's place. Joep's daughter is actress in a play of stage director Maarten. Secretly Maarten is having sex with her and he is looking for an opportunity to tell. For some time the friendship of the four is revived, but are they willing to go through fire and water for one another? Written by Arnoud Tiele (zelva@tiele.nl)

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Also Known As:

Cloaca - Alte Freunde  »

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Actors Peter Blok, Pierre Bokma and Gijs Scholten van Aschat and director Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen are real life college friends. See more »

Quotes

Pieter: Two months in a clinic?
Tom: No, one month.
Pieter: Oh, one month.
Tom: Yes, because after that clinic I had to go to that institution.
Pieter: Institution?
Tom: Yes, to become friends with my manic depressive character.
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Best Dutch movie ever!
4 May 2004 | by (Nijmegen, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Any man should recognize himself in one of the four male characters in this picture. The way these men try (!) to open up to each other demonstrates the difficulties men always had and will have to deal with emotions, friendship, loyalty and relationships. With some (hilarious) subtle jokes, intertwined in strong dialogs and acting, these topics are clearly not men's favorite. Yet, this picture demonstrates that men are eager to to be sensing creatures, even if nature did not make them that way. Women should see this movie instead of any Oprah-like show about understanding the opposite sex. At least one woman has these insights and she wrote this wonderful story!


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