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In for Treatment (1979)

Opname (original title)
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 »

Writers:

Marja Kok, Werkteater (co-writer)
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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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Drama

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A Special Film
27 December 2000 | by billf-9See all my reviews

It would appear that I saw this film 18 years ago! It was at the Toronto Festival of Festivals and I only saw it once, but I found it to be a deeply moving and honest film. It has stayed with me all these years.

The film was well crafted and beautifully acted (Marja Kok was incredible - she said so much with just the movement of a hand.) The story could have been just another disease of the week film - the main character dying of cancer. It spoke so deeply to me about life and about being a man and of bonding; without falling into that manipulative trap that these films often do. A very special film indeed.


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

1979 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

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Color
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