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Koko Flanel (1990)

Placide's dad tells him on his deathbed he'll haunt him if he doesn't find a woman soon. When he accidentally enters a photo shoot, Placide meets Sarah.


Alain Berliner, Stijn Coninx (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Urbanus Urbanus ... Placide Smellekens
Bea Van Der Maat Bea Van Der Maat ... Sarah
Willeke van Ammelrooy ... Madame Germaine
Herbert Flack ... Arlondo
Jan Decleir ... Azère, broer van Placide
Ann Petersen Ann Petersen ... Dora, moeder van Sarah
Henri Garcin Henri Garcin ... Didier de Merengue
Koen Crucke Koen Crucke ... Jean-Claude
Philippe Kerjean Philippe Kerjean ... Helmut de Merengue
Isabelle Soimaud Isabelle Soimaud ... Orphelia (as Isabelle Noah)
Leontine Nelissen Leontine Nelissen ... Hildeke
Marc-Henri Wajnberg Marc-Henri Wajnberg ... Frédérique
Chris Cauwenbergs Chris Cauwenbergs ... Fritz
Romain Deconinck Romain Deconinck ... Vader Smellekens
Katrien Devos Katrien Devos ... Vrouw op markt (as Katrien de Vos)


Due to a mistake Placide Smellekens appears, hanging in a lamp post, on an advertising poster for fur coats. After a while everyone wants to wear Placide's clothes in stead of the fur. Therefore, Germaine wants him to become a mannequin and work for her. As mannequin he meets Sarah. He wants to chat her up, because Placide's father said him at his deathbed that he would come and haunt if Placide wouldn't find a girl soon. Sarah gives Placide his nickname: Koko Flanel. Written by Clausule

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De modeklucht van het jaar.


Comedy | Romance


Did You Know?


Held the record for most watched film in Belgian cinemas for 19 years with 1,082,000 viewers, until it was beaten by Loft (2008) at the end of its box office run in 2009 with 1,194,434 viewers. See more »

Crazy Credits

There's a funny picture at the end of the credits. On the black and white picture are Bea Van der Maat and Urbanus, each holding 2 babys. In front of them are approximately 11 children playing. See more »


Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #4.159 (2009) See more »

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Ann Petersen is the just the best actress that Belgium ever had. Also Willeke is very good!!!
30 December 2001 | by Italy-WeddingSee all my reviews

Hector the previous films of Urbanus was a boxoffice hit in Belgium and in the Netherlands. So they decide to make another film with Urbanus with a great belgian cast: -Bea Van der Maath: in her first role,

-Willeke Van Ammelrooy; known from "Turks Fruit" , "Antonia" & the recent "Lijmen/ het been". Did a good job like always

-Herbert Flack: known from "Thuis" , "Olivetta 82" & Hector was the angry model Orlando

-Jan Decleir: known for "Daens" , Antonia & the mini serie "Stille Waters" was the brother of Urbanus in this film.

-And last but not least Ann Petersen: in Belgium they say she is the biggest actress that she is the biggest actress that we ever had. She made history in theater & in great belgian films. *Pauline & Paulett *Manneke Pis *"Thuis"...

She is around 70 and we hope she will continue as long as she could.

This film was also a box office hit, and it was worth seeing, again after Hector, there is a new belgian masterpiece!

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Release Date:

23 February 1990 (Netherlands) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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