A romantic comedy about the adventures of Nordip Doenia, a clever young Moroccan guy in The Netherlands. His parents destine him for great things, but Nordip clearly has different ideas. He... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Noah Valentyn ...
Nordip Doenia (as Mounir Valentyn)
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Agnes Meerman
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Amimoen
Yahya Gaier ...
Mo
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Mohammed Chaara ...
Nadir Doenia
Micha Hulshof ...
Gürkan Küçüksentürk ...
Ali
Sabri Saad El-Hamus ...
Mr. Doenia
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Willem
Linda van Dyck ...
Nina Meerman
Porgy Franssen ...
Mr. Meerman
Sanne Vogel ...
Claudia
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Girl in disco
Nezha Karim ...
Mrs. Doenia
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A romantic comedy about the adventures of Nordip Doenia, a clever young Moroccan guy in The Netherlands. His parents destine him for great things, but Nordip clearly has different ideas. He takes up a simple job far below his level as a dishwasher in a big motel. There, he falls in love with Agnes, the niece of the motel owner. But Agnes faces the same parental pressure as Nordip: she is destined to take over the motel in the future, but she doesn't have ambitions for this. The love relationship between Nordip and Agnes is doomed to failure, unless Nordip can convince Agnes in going her own way, against her parent's wishes. Written by Rene Guillot

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Kitchen Paradise  »

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€850,000 (estimated)
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The film was part of the Variety Critic's Choice as presented at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2006. See more »

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A movie about really nothing
19 February 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I didn't know what to expect from this movie, but because it was Dutch I wanted to see what had been made in 'my' country. Unfortunately it was nothing. The movie is about nothing, a love affair between a Dutch girl and a Marrocan guy. That's not really a problem because sometimes funny movies are about nothing. But it's also not funny. People were doing some disgusting things in the kitchen (I don't hope it happens in reality) and the role of the chief in the kitchen was totally unclear to me. It was not original although I was not bored at all, maybe because it was so short (that was an highlight). Don't waste your time watching it.


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