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Voyeur (1986)

Abel (original title)
A well-to-do, shut-in thirty-something faces city life, family secrets and his own quirks when he is finally thrown out by his parents.

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Alex van Warmerdam
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex van Warmerdam ... Abel
Henri Garcin Henri Garcin ... Victor
Olga Zuiderhoek Olga Zuiderhoek ... Duif
Annet Malherbe ... Zus
Loes Luca Loes Luca ... Christine
Arend Jan Heerma van Voss Arend Jan Heerma van Voss ... Psychiatrist
Anton Kothuis Anton Kothuis ... Magnetic Healer
Peer Mascini Peer Mascini ... Director
Elmar Schiphorst Elmar Schiphorst ... Waitress
Marc van Warmerdam ... Fishmonger
Jan-Willem Hees Jan-Willem Hees ... Old Cyclist
Jeroen Henneman Jeroen Henneman ... Dying Cowboy
Mieke Verdin Mieke Verdin ... Woman with Dog
Josse De Pauw ... Man with Dog
Otakar Votocek Otakar Votocek ... Man with a Cold
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An extremely weird comedy revolving around the life of 31- year-old Abel, who has never left home (literally). After failing with doctors and psychiatrists, Abel's father Victor brings home Christine, a friend, in an attempt to teach Abel basic social skills. But Victor's wife Duif accuses him of having an affair, and in the ensuing row Abel is thrown out into the street. But help is at hand when he runs into kind-hearted stripper Zus - whose show Victor is obsessed with... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

2 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Voyeur See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A jewel of dutch movie-making
7 February 2005 | by mhrlSee all my reviews

This movie is one of the best dutch movies of all times. Not a storyline with a hero, lots of action and beautiful women in it, but a sort of anti-hero who lives with his parents and does not know who to behave in the mature world. When you see the parents, you will understand why.

You have to understand dutch absurd humor, but I really do not know anyone who did not like the movie, most of the people I know love it, except maybe for my late grandparents. See it and you will love it! Also the fact that this Van Warmerdam's first movie, should give him all the respect he deserves.


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