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Evenings (1989)

De avonden (original title)
Frits van Egters' life in the last ten days of the year 1946.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thom Hoffman ... Frits van Egters
Rijk de Gooyer ... Vader
Viviane de Muynck Viviane de Muynck ... Moeder
Pierre Bokma ... Maurits
Elja Pelgrom Elja Pelgrom ... Bep
Dela Maria Vaags Dela Maria Vaags ... Pim
Jobst Schnibbe Jobst Schnibbe ... Wim
Gijs Scholten van Aschat ... Viktor
Kees Hulst ... Joop
Gwen Eckhaus Gwen Eckhaus ... Ina
Gijs de Lange Gijs de Lange ... Jaap
Hilde de Mildt Hilde de Mildt ... Joosje
Sylvia de Leur Sylvia de Leur ... Stien
Leen Jongewaard Leen Jongewaard ... Arie
Cees van Oyen Cees van Oyen ... Wening


Frits van Egters' life in the last ten days of the year 1946.

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Release Date:

8 December 1989 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Evenings See more »

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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Netherland's official submission to the 1990's Oscars as Best Foreign Language Film. See more »


Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #8.26 (2016) See more »

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growing up with a smile and a tear
15 January 2006 | by nannevangalenSee all my reviews

how many times can one say:i liked the movie better than the book? in this case one can.i liked the book very well though,but the movie is lifted to a higher level by Thom Hoffman.Thom Hoffman has never done comedy and is known in Holland for his dark and depressing characters ,but he plays Frits van Egters with a fine sense of humor .Frits comes to an age that he must admit that his parents are only human and if he wants to make something out of his live he must do it all by himself.he must leave his fantasies behind and grow up. Thom plays the part in a way we can all recognize the incompleteness of our parents and ourselves,things we all get to deal with wen we grow up. pleasantly cynical by nature, for me this is the best dutch film ever made.

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