A lonely widower finds himself facing both his own regrets and his devout Calvinist community when he takes a deranged vagrant into his home.


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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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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 »


Referenced in Bro's Before Ho's (2013) See more »


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Written by Jerry Herman (as J. Herman)
Performed by Alex Klassen
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14 January 2014 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I luckily was given a hint by a friend not to miss this movie and I'm very grateful for it! What can I say? A must see. This movie is a masterpiece. It's hilarious, sad, touching, weird, clever and simply beautiful. Perfectly composed and I loved the look of the movie. All actors are great. Needless to say that the soundtrack is wonderful as well. A rare, very special, very unique piece of art, that left me breathless, happy and uplifted in my seat where I stayed even 5 minutes after the credits were through. I give it 10 stars as there is nothing that I didn't like and there is nothing that I would change or would have wished to be different. Sad it can be seen so seldom on the big screen, as that's where it should be watched. I would watch it again if I had the possibility. Please don't miss it!!

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