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The Dark House (2009)
"Terug naar de kust" (original title)

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A woman tries to escape a stalker by moving with her children to her sister's isolated beach house.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ingeborg Ansing ...
Huisarts
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Rechercheur Van Wijk
Scott Bovelander ...
Wolf
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Harry
Linda de Mol ...
Maria
Bess Dekkers ...
Young Maria
Chris Dekkers ...
Merel
Lianne Hultink ...
Verpleegster
Kimberly Klaver ...
Maria (18 jaar)
Roos Netjes ...
Monique
Esther Scheldwacht ...
Nelly de Wijn
Kaspar Schellingerhout ...
Maarten
Ariane Schluter ...
Ans
...
Geert
Jaap Spijkers ...
Martin
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Storyline

Single mother Maria starts to receive anonymous death threats. Together with her children, she flees to her former parental home, where her older sister Ans now lives. During those cold winter days in the secluded seaside house she is confronted with her traumatic childhood memories. But as the people close to her begin to question her state of mind, her assailant closes in. Written by Holland Film

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Linda de Mol plays a popular singer in a band in this movie. In real life, Linda briefly pursued a career as a singer herself. See more »

Goofs

The flashback scene where young Maria drives off in a Mercedes taxi after saying goodbye to her sister and her father, is supposed to take place 20-30 yrs ago. The type of license plate (incl. the blue EU logo on the left) displayed on the taxi, however, wasn't introduced before the year 2000. See more »

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Maria: I don't feel like dying, but if I have to I'd like to know why.
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16 April 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

A very good movie for the Netherlands. I'm from the Netherlands and I was very curious for this movie. It was a blind buy on Blu-ray for me cause I already went to "komt een vrouw bij de dokter" in the cinema.

Lindag de Mol is the star here and she fits her role perfectly. It is supposed to be a thriller but there are only a few moments. The main aspect of the film is that you travel to the past of the main character to understand what is happening today in her life. The movie is steady paced and builds up nicely without dull moments.

The acting is solid from all actors and the movie has a sad, dark feeling overall. It is not supposed to be a happy movie but the mood is nice to be in as you have sympathy for the main character.

This is a who dun-nit movie but my biggest disappointment in this movie is that you discover the person who did it long before Linda does. That does not make the movie bad though as it is nice to see how it all ends up story-wise.

I did not read the book as I don't read books so if you read the book then I don't know if you are going to be disappointed. Considering that you can figure out who the bad guy is I think the movie stands very good on its own anyway.

Linda is the real star here but don't forget the others. They deliver strong performances overall! 8 out of 10


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