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Love Life (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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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 ...
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Maud
Anne Marie Michels ...
Esther
Beppie Melissen ...
Moeder Carmen
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Ramon
Steef Cuijpers ...
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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: An Ode to Love  »

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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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Featured in Pauw & Witteman: Episode #4.39 (2009) See more »

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Realistic, honest and captivating movie about the true inner aspects of a married couple's life
9 September 2010 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

No one is perfect, and no married couple can claim to even come close. This movie deals exactly with that - two people fall in love, believe they've met 'the one' and get married. After that they need to deal with life and with each other - his character, her medical condition for example. Each of us deals with problems/issues in his life in a different way. Most of us aren't completely good or bad, we simply try to cope with items life/fate/God lands on us. The same goes with the 2 main characters of the movie. It was extremely hard for me to identify with any one of them due to their character and reactions to the other and everything around, but it was extremely easy to imagine how those things are possible - and who of my friends belong to each type. The movie is realistic, sincere and shines a bright light on what lies beneath almost every marriage. Nothing is static, and the main characters evolve and change while having to cope - with life and each other. I found the movie captivating - definitely it could happen to any of us, and I'm waiting to see it again on Blu-Ray/DVD.


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