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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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A Woman Goes to the Doctor  »

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€3,675,000 (estimated)
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The Dutch title (Komt een vrouw bij de dokter) actually means "a woman goes to the doctor", which is the opening sentence of many jokes. See more »

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With or without prejudice: fine movie
23 January 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

In The Netherlands there was quite a buzz around this movie. Unfortunately, this means that it's virtually impossible to see it without any prejudice. For instance, most people know that it's Reinout Oerlemans' first movie as a director, how the story goes and how it ends. I'd rather seen the film not knowing the above.

Having said that, I think it's a pretty good movie. It has a good story behind it, but it translated pretty well to the big screen. What I really like is how Stijn's business-life looks like, how his doubts are portrayed and how the suffering of the characters is brought to life. I do think that the relationship of Stijn and Carmen is portrayed a little bit superficial, focusing primarily on physical attraction and the business connection. The emotional link between the two could have gotten more attention in the first part. But that's the only major point of critique. In the end, it's not about what attracts Stijn and Carmen emotionally, it's how they both deal with Carmen's cancer and the impact it has on their lives. And that part, I feel, is brought to life pretty well in this movie.


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