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Stricken (2009)

Komt een vrouw bij de dokter (original title)
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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Drama | Romance

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26 November 2009 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

A Woman Goes to the Doctor  »

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€3,675,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The story as adapted from the novel by Kluun is partially autobiographical. In fact, some family members of Kluun's deceased wife (played by Carice van Houten in the movie) are present in the wedding celebration scene. See more »

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Referenced in De wereld draait door: Episode #5.61 (2009) See more »

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Stereotypical story about unfaithfulness and choices!
2 May 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Not worth watching. The typical (commercial) dutch cinema will guarantee a story that will give you the 'deja vu' experience of a lifetime, because of the selling-point of these movies they need to make a success movie... To bad that they just keep looking in what was a success in the Hollywood box office...

And they never seem to actually do it...

The story is of-course a rip-off of many many Hollywood movies. To bad that there is not enough money left in the dutch cinema to make something less cheesy. Let alone forbid the fact that they will not cop to the pressure of "this needs to be a success"

So bad man... good wife... lots a bullshit around it to fill the rest o the movie. True love... uhh yeah something like that...

Anyways a lot of resemblance for woman that have a bad choice in men in real life so they can become just as mad as when they are watching a bad soap opera...

Which is exactly what this movie is. A ninety minute soap opera. Better go and watch something fun and romantic from the Hollywood section.


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