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Opname (1979)

The plot follows a Dutch horticulturist from the day he leaves his farm to be admitted to hospital for a cancer treatment to the inevitable sad ending. The film displays intensely how the ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Joop Admiraal Joop Admiraal ... De Bruin
Gerrit Bons Gerrit Bons
Arie Dijkstra Arie Dijkstra
Netty Engering Netty Engering
Frank Groothof Frank Groothof ... Frank
Marja Kok Marja Kok ... Mrs. De Waal
Marja Leenders Marja Leenders
Hans Man in 't Veld Hans Man in 't Veld ... Dr. Hageman
Daria Mohr Daria Mohr ... Anja Vonk
Bies Oedit Bies Oedit
Karin Oliemans Karin Oliemans
Rense Royaards Rense Royaards
Shireen Strooker Shireen Strooker ... nurse
Gerard Thoolen ... male nurse
Herman Vinck Herman Vinck ... Frank's father
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The plot follows a Dutch horticulturist from the day he leaves his farm to be admitted to hospital for a cancer treatment to the inevitable sad ending. The film displays intensely how the different people concerned deal with the taboo of cancer (which was very strong in the 70s). Nobody tells the protagonist that he is in fact fatally ill, so that he has to discover that by himself and come to terms with it.

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Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

1979 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Patients in a hospital try to cope with their illness and the way it affects the people they love.
2 April 2006 | by bakooi-1See all my reviews

This a truly hard hitting drama, written and acted by the finest Dutch actors of their generation, who together formed 'Werkteater', which was set up to break away from the suffocating world of Traditional Theater. The acting is absolutely superb and there are many scenes that will resonate in your mind for years to come. Admiraal's mental breakdown as he desperately tries to leave the hospital to be at his daughter's wedding, spawns what is probably the most haunting line in the history of cinema, one which proofs that this troupe of writers and actors truly understood the deepest sense of human nature. Truly an emotional masterpiece, this may well be the finest film ever produced in The Netherlands. Mind you, competition is stiff!


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