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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 »

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Marja Kok, Werkteater (co-writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helmert Woudenberg Helmert Woudenberg ... Mr. De Waal
Frank Groothof Frank Groothof ... Frank
Hans Man in 't Veld Hans Man in 't Veld ... Dr. Hageman
Marja Kok Marja Kok ... Mrs. De Waal
Daria Mohr Daria Mohr ... Anja Vonk
Herman Vinck Herman Vinck ... Frank's father
Olga Zuiderhoek Olga Zuiderhoek ... Nurse
Shireen Strooker Shireen Strooker ... Nurse
Gerard Thoolen ... Male Nurse
Cas Enklaar Cas Enklaar
Ivan Wolffers Ivan Wolffers
Joop Admiraal Joop Admiraal ... De Bruin
Rense Royaards Rense Royaards
Gerrit Bons Gerrit Bons
Marja Leenders Marja Leenders
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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 Movie seen by accident but much loved
6 May 2001 | by AMaycockSee all my reviews

I saw this movie on British TV in, I think, 1985. I was idly flicking channels but became transfixed by it. I'm open to sub-titled movies but they can be hard work sometimes. This film was gripping and intensely moving. The subject material, a death from cancer, might deter you but watching this movie will be a life-affirming experience. You will not know whether to cry or leap with joy as the protagonist achieves his small, final victory. Spare, almost documentary in style, the film looks like a bleak small screen soap but it will snare you, enfold you, lead you through the fog of despair but finally lift you.


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

1979 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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