The bumpy love lives of four Amsterdam couples intersect during the days leading up to Dutch national holiday Sinterklaas.

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Cast

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Michiel Romeyn ...
Jan
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Ted Coelman
Anneke Blok ...
Simone Coelman
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Wendy van Dijk ...
Peter Paul Muller ...
Dennis
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Paul de Leeuw ...
Victor Jollema
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Alicia
Marc-Marie Huijbregts ...
Rudolf van Hoogstraten Bosch
Lineke Rijxman ...
Jutta Horvath
Viggo Waas ...
Youri
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Anneke
Bas Keijzer ...
Rens
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LOVE IS ALL Klaasje has divorced Dennis, who cheated on her with a school teacher. Dennis would like her back, but when she moves in with a young lover it looks as if he has missed the boat. Meanwhile, Klaasje's best friend Simone is the pivot of her family. Her husband Ted often feels redundant and he does not have the guts to tell her that he has been laid off. Pool attendant Victor is looking forward to marrying the love of his life, Kees. But Kees has doubts and keeps his fears at bay during weekends spent 'larping' (Live Action Role Play). Victor's sister Kiki, a sales assistant at department store Bijenkorf, is dreaming of a prince on a white horse. But she is unaware of the fact that a real prince, Valentijn, is crazy about her. With the arrival of a mysterious Santa Claus, all these amorous ups and downs reach a climax, while the happy endings come closer too. Written by Motel Films

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Love is like Santa Claus. Believing is everything.

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€3,740,500 (estimated)
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Trivia

"Alles is liefde" the soundtrack of the movie was created by the dutch band BLØF. See more »

Goofs

In the scene in the lift with Kiki and Prince Valentine, there is a scratch on Kiki's face. In the first shot blood drips out, in another shot the blood is whiped from her face, later is is just dripping out like it was before. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Kiki Jollema: I just want what you have.
Victor Jollema: What do you mean?
Kiki Jollema: Well, you found the one. And I'm really happy for you but also incredibly mad that it's not happening for me.
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Crazy Credits

During the initial credits, there is footage of the re-scheduled wedding. The rest of the credits are laid out as a wedding invitation/ card and have hand-written greetings to the couple inscribed, as well as stills from the film and small clips in floral heart shapes of couples (not necessarily from the film). See more »

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Followed by Alles is familie (2012) See more »

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Like A Star
Written by Corinne Bailey Rae (as C. Bailey Rae)
Performed by Corinne Bailey Rae
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Just good
21 October 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw "Alles is Liefde" recently and I liked it. The advertisement for the film is strange..sometimes this film is presented as a pure romantic movie, but most often you'll only see the ruder jokes. As is with the truth sometimes, the film itself lies between those two.

The acting is good. It seemed that Dutch mainstream film left the soap level some years ago. There are a lot of new faces and a number of old ones. Carice van Houten for example, rising star that is close to international stardom, is a great actress that has little trouble with playing totally different roles. In Alles is Liefde, she is simply great.

I will not spoil much about the story, but it starts great with the arrival of Sinterklaas. The mood is just right, the acting just fits and it all feels very real (even if you live far from Amsterdam). The directing seems pretty solid and the sets are good(production is sometimes very weak in dutch cinema).

The acting is good. There are many, and with that I really mean MANY characters that we follow during the movie and they are all so different. We see a working class family, unhappy saleswoman, royalty womanizer, gay couple, mothers that seem confused about this point of their lives and prehaps the greatest of them all; a middle aged man that comes back to Amsterdam to do something about his past and gets famous and pushed around in a situation that is very public and absolutely not for him.

The only thing that I didn't like about this film is the music. Sure, it's pretty good, but there is just a little bit too much of it. It's mostly mainstream music and it's very romantic, but when you use this kind of music on any situation it's kinda loses its power later on.

The rest; great. This movie is fun and romantic. There is enough for anybody, so not many people will be bored while watching this (except the Chuck Norrise-like filmlovers).


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