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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.



(screenplay), (novel)
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Jeroen Willems ...
Sacha Bulthuis ...
Dokter Scheltema
Gijs Scholten van Aschat ...
Doktor Jonkman
Dirk Zeelenberg ...
David Lucieer ...
Anne Marie Michels ...
Beppie Melissen ...
Moeder Carmen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walid Benmbarek ...
Steef Cuijpers ...
Wendell Jaspers ...


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An ode to love.


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Release Date:

26 November 2009 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

A Woman Goes to the Doctor: An Ode to Love  »

Box Office


€3,675,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Dolby 5.1)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Referenced in De wereld draait door: Episode #4.170 (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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