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Doctor Vlimmen (1977)

Dokter Vlimmen (original title)
Doctor Vlimmen, the nearest Dutch equivalent to All Creatures Great and Small, is about the competent veterinarian of that name in the Dutch countryside, whose modern methods, liberal ... See full summary »

Director:

Guido Pieters
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ab Abspoel Ab Abspoel ... Boer met bevallende koe (as Albert Abspoel)
Adriaan Adriaanse Adriaan Adriaanse ... Nieuwsgierige boer
Harry Bas Harry Bas
Tim Beekman Tim Beekman ... Van Heusden
Leo de Beer Leo de Beer
Annabel Bemlef Annabel Bemlef
Yolande Bertsch Yolande Bertsch ... Tilly
Leo Beyers Leo Beyers ... Van der Kalck
Theu Boermans Theu Boermans
Ruud Jan Bos Ruud Jan Bos
Wiesje Bouwmeester Wiesje Bouwmeester ... Mevrouw Stroeks
Eddie Brugman Eddie Brugman ... Wessel (as Eddy Brugman)
Nanny van Dam Nanny van Dam
Reinhilde Decleir Reinhilde Decleir ... Keeke Mulder
Truus Dekker Truus Dekker ... Moeder Overste
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Storyline

Doctor Vlimmen, the nearest Dutch equivalent to All Creatures Great and Small, is about the competent veterinarian of that name in the Dutch countryside, whose modern methods, liberal opinions and private life are considered scandalous by many of the conservative-Christian peasants. His socially more acceptable colleague Dr. Treeborg, who cares less for the animals and their rather poor owners, is thus more likely to be appointed at the public slaughterhouse and thus made untouchable, and both vets prepare legal action against each-other, thus involving Vlimmens only friend, a lawyer with whom he regularly visits Antwerp. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Netherlands | Belgium

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

23 February 1977 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

NLG 1,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

Shown on Television as a three part mini-series, each running about 45 minutes and featuring many reinstated and extended scenes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Moordspel: Flitsend en fataal (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Bij Nacht en Ontij
Composed by Robert Long & John Möring
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Worthwhile if you understand Dutch.
1 May 2000 | by catwiseSee all my reviews

A nicely told story about the liberal minded doctor Vlimmen living in a narrow minded town. Of course this does not mix. He gets in a lot of trouble and deals with it in a very down to earth kind of approach.

The acting is quite ok, the time in which the story is set is depressive, which makes doctor Vlimmen very enjoyable as a sort of rebel in this narrow minded environment.

If you understand Dutch this film is worth watching, if only for the dialect being spoken...


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