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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ton Kas ...
Fred
René van 't Hof ...
Theo
Porgy Franssen ...
Kamps
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Saskia
Helmert Woudenberg ...
Predikant
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Trudy
Alex Klaasen ...
Johan
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Vader kinderpartijtje
Renske de Greef ...
Moeder kinderpartijtje
Michel Sluysmans ...
Gemeente ambtenaar
Ko Aerts ...
Autowasser
Lucas Dijker ...
Jongen op voetbalveld
Kees Alberts ...
Johan 8 jaar
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Devout Calvinist widower Fred leads a respectable, utterly boring life since he evicted his only son. Suddenly arrives Theo, a mentally impaired adult, mental age about five. Fred starts enjoying 'fathering' again, becomes protective and even defends him against bully urchins and the pretentious bigot sexton. When Theo asks to 'wed' Fred, both grumpy men's darkest secrets and regrets have to be dealt with. Written by KGF Vissers

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7 February 2013 (Netherlands)  »

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A Montanha Matterhorn  »

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In the beginning of the movie, the license plate on the bus and the sign at the bus stop are not from the time the film is set in. These signs and plates were introduced on a later date. See more »

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Referenced in Bros Before Hos (2013) See more »

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This is My Life
Written by Antonio Amurri (as A. Amurri), Bruno Canfora (as B. Canfora) and Norman Newell (as N. Newell)
Performed by Alex Klassen
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love it - love it - love it
19 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

what a movie - enjoyed every minute of it

Weird little beautiful story - where everything worked (was hooked from the first minute). Kind of a new experience - a slow paced movie where I didn't want to miss any minute.

Why it deserves 10 stars

The script: it's brilliant - no clue what happens next and believable when it happens. The actors: OK I only read the subtitles but the acting looked really good - and the casting was spot on The look: Weird and nice like the film.

It's really amazing how many good films are now from Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden and Norway.


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