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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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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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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Won the Golden Film on the 10th day, which is extremely fast. See more »

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10 March 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Yes, I am Dutch, and Yes I am ashamed of an awful piece like this. You hear the word "fk" almost every 10 seconds, even though it is spelled/pronounced with an o this movie should never have been made, and dumped in the trashcan from the beginning. The fact that this is the 'second generation' of Maroccons living here involved in making this movie doesn't have to do anything with the quality. It could have been OK if they would have use some normal language. Some people call it funny, and at some moments this movie is, well, for those who don't know how to laugh about normal humor that is. Really, I can't find anything in this movie to recommend it to watch it, even on a boring rainy day, or a day the snow is piled up in front of your house for more than 2 meters.


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