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Stricken (2009)
"Komt een vrouw bij de dokter" (original title)

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A serial adulterer faces his demons when his loving wife falls severely ill.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Carmen
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Stijn
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Roos
Jeroen Willems ...
Frenk
Sacha Bulthuis ...
Dokter Scheltema
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Huisarts
Gijs Scholten van Aschat ...
Doktor Jonkman
Dirk Zeelenberg ...
Makelaar
David Lucieer ...
Doktersassistent
Eva Smid ...
Maud
Anne Marie Michels ...
Esther
Beppie Melissen ...
Moeder Carmen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walid Benmbarek ...
Ramon
Steef Cuijpers ...
Taxichauffeur
Wendell Jaspers ...
Anne
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Storyline

Handsome Dutchman Stijn is the star of an advertising agency with his buddy Frenk and a hot womanizer. The boys start their own agency and Stijn marries colleague Carmen, who accepts his incurable greed for truly meaningless one-night-stands. Even fatherhood and a move to the boring country go well, until Carmen gets breast cancer. Now their lives are turned upside-down, maybe wrecked. Written by KGF Vissers

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An ode to love.

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26 November 2009 (Netherlands)  »

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€3,675,000 (estimated)
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Directorial debut of Reinout Oerlemans, who, up until that point, was primarily known as an actor in soap operas and producer of TV shows. See more »

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A must-see piece of art if you like a film that makes you think.
12 October 2011 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This movie is a lot more realistic that most. movies are supposed to entertain maybe, but i like to think that every director also wants to communicate, inspire, tease and challenge. This movie sure challenged me to think about life, about love, about choices. how do we react on challenges? do we run? do we hide? do we pretend or do we face.

In this fantastically acted drama we see the story of two people, maybe a little bit more attractive and successful than average lives, but the rest of the story is so realistic, serious, harsh (no fairy tale) and down to earth that you realize: This is so real that I might face this somewhere in my life, and by realizing that, this movie just added a little bit to my view of life.

That is why this movie is a 10 out of 10. it's not a no brain romcom or action story that you watch for entertainment. It's a piece of art that shows you exactly what love comes down to in the hardest struggles of our lives. Beautiful, impacting, excellent.


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