Anna is a vital woman who is married and has two daughters. She picks up her old passion of writing again after frequent requests by a colleague and a friend, but she had not foreseen the consequences of family and friends reading her stories...
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.
Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen
Gijs Scholten van Aschat
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Monique van de Ven,
Anna picks up her life-long, as a girl discouraged ambition to write. Preparing to the autobiographic formula of her favorite author, she taps into her, her ma's and two daughters' love and family life as well as her professional experience as midwife. Pondering these, mixed up with gore fantasy, only stirs past and present tension for all concerned. Written by
Director Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen had already been diagnosed with terminal cancer when the movie was shot. Co-director Jean van de Velde was attracted to replace him if there would be a need for that. Van de Sande Bakhuysen did manage to complete the movie, but he died one day before its release. See more »
Superb, chilling dialogs reveal how people - all people - fail to communicate however hard they try
This movie is about how important it is to live your life to the fullest. To live your dreams, follow your instincts, to resist social pressure, stay true to yourself, to become who you really are. Leading character Anna, a hard-working wife and mother of two daughters, has always wanted to be a writer. But her work, husband and two daughters have always stood between her and her passion. A sick daughter, an unfaithful husband, a demanding old mother, and her own social commitment make it hard for her to sit down and write her autobiography. Then dramatic events make her realize that she has only one mission: to be a writer, to finally live! ('Leef'!) Several different sub-stories develop and finally come together in a breathtaking, jubilant climax. Award-winning script-writer Maria Goos is at her best here, and so is director Willem van de Sande-Bakhuysen, who was terminally ill when the shooting started and who died shortly after 'Live! was completed.
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