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The Last Days of Emma Blank (2009)
"De laatste dagen van Emma Blank" (original title)

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A woman living in a large country home drives her servants to mutiny with her outrageous demands as she waits for death to come for her.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marlies Heuer ...
Emma Blank
Gene Bervoets ...
Haneveld
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Bella
Eva van de Wijdeven ...
Gonnie
Gijs Naber ...
Meier
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Theo
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Martin (as Marwan Kenzari)
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Storyline

Mr. Haneveld runs the household like a devoted butler in Emma Blank's Dutch seaside villa. It's a crazy mix of disgruntled staff, unstable lovers and incestuous offspring, constantly harassed by Emma's absurdly inconsistent orders. Her brother Theo even literally plays the family dog. Only Gonnie, Hanevlet and Emma's daughter, finds an external lover, Martin, who later shares in their pointless misery. When Emma discloses the inheritance everyone waited for without pay is lost in stock crises, only the house is left, a grim finale ensues. Written by KGF Vissers

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Emma Blank waits for her death. So do her servants.

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7 May 2009 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Die letzten Tage der Emma Blank  »

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€2,750,000 (estimated)
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The family house was built especially for this film. The decision of building the house was made after an extensive search for a house that more or less matched the idea of Alex van Warmerdam, who conceived and wrote down the layout of the house in great detail in his script. See more »

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How far will you go to please your relatives...?
19 June 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I can't understand why Alex Warmerdam's movies haven't reached a larger audience. Quirky, bizarre, original dialog, beautiful setting, great actors - with wife Annet Malherbe always the true star. His latest is a remake of a play and plays out like one. I thought the Dutch dunes were portrayed fabulously and the house was a marvel. The acting great, with national promise Eva van de Wijdeven putting down a stellar performance that matches young French actresses like the girl who played in Swimming Pool and our own Carice. The plot is as with all his screenplays disturbing yet hilarious, isolated yet universal, crazy yet supernormal. The guy cracks me up. Give him a global distributor for God's sake!


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