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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
Jeroen Spitzenberger ...
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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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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Cloaca - Alte Freunde  »

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The movie is based on the successful stage play with the same name, also written by Maria Goos. The four main actors are the same as in the theatre version. See more »

Quotes

Joep: Leakage in the kitchen, where since forever a bowl is placed under. Why not have called a plumber? Well, you think, because Catweazle in the mean time got used to drink out of that bowl. Do you get that logic?
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Strong Dutch movie
8 November 2003 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

The story about four men in their mid-life crisis is well written and does not loose focus at any moment. Convincing actors. I did not like the scene with the prostitute. All scenes are realistic and seem to come out of really every-day life. The psychology of the friends is well described by strong dialogue.


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