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Kleine Teun (1998)

Farmer Brand can't read and he is quite happy with that. His wife, Keet, who has to read him all the subtitles on the television, isn't. She decides to hire a teacher for him. This is a ... See full summary »

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Alex van Warmerdam
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alex van Warmerdam ... Brand
Annet Malherbe ... Keet
Ariane Schluter ... Lena
Sebastiaan te Wierik Sebastiaan te Wierik ... Kleine Teun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aat Ceelen Aat Ceelen ... Butcher
Beppe Costa Beppe Costa ... Verger
Joeri Keyzers Joeri Keyzers ... Baby
Rick Keyzers Rick Keyzers ... Baby
Maike Meijer Maike Meijer ... Young Mother
Thomas Rap Thomas Rap ... Man at strawheap
Hanneke Riemer Hanneke Riemer ... Friend of Lena
Dolf Sauter Dolf Sauter ... Priest
Tomas te Wierk Tomas te Wierk ... Teun
Anneke Van der Poll Anneke Van der Poll ... Customor Butcher
Houk van Warmerdam Houk van Warmerdam ... Acolyte
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Storyline

Farmer Brand can't read and he is quite happy with that. His wife, Keet, who has to read him all the subtitles on the television, isn't. She decides to hire a teacher for him. This is a beautiful young woman, called Lena. Brand falls in love with her. To his puzzlement and dismay Keet encourages him, because as she says she doesn't want a husband with another woman in his head. She wants their love to grow stale. She also wants Lena to give Brand and her a son. The love between Brand and Lena does not grow stale easily and after the birth of little Teun, their strange menage a trois comes to a dramatic conclusion. Written by Hanne van Essen <zeldesse@euronet.nl>

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Graniet Film presents the succesor of Abel, The Northerners and The dress.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

30 April 1998 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Tony See more »

Filming Locations:

Eemnes, Utrecht, Netherlands

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Production Co:

Graniet Film BV See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A good movie full of wry humor (at first)
25 October 2006 | by Knox BronsonSee all my reviews

I've never seen a movie from the Netherlands before ... most Scandinavian movies I've seen have been dark, depressing, full of existential angst ... this movie is quite fun, kind of weird ... extremely well-acted (even with sub-titles) ... a very pleasant surprise.

Actually, I wrote the preceding before the movie turned really dark ... depressing ... full of existential angst ...

they are all the same ... still worth watching though ...

i think they should do an American remake with kevin federline as the man, rosie o'donnell as his wife, and courtney love as the tutor/love interest. is that enough lines?


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