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A photographer returns to his parental home because his mother is seriously ill. The confrontation with his past leads to panic in a surreal, stylised psychological drama.

Director:

Martin Koolhoven

Writers:

Martin Koolhoven (screenplay), Martin Koolhoven (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Fedja van Huêt ... Alex / Aram
Carice van Houten ... Sandra
Theo Maassen ... Wouter
Sacha Bulthuis Sacha Bulthuis ... Mother of Alex and Aram
Cas Enklaar Cas Enklaar ... Eugene
Erik van der Horst Erik van der Horst ... Young Alex / Aram
Eva van der Gucht ... Esther
Bert Luppes Bert Luppes ... The Doctor
Carly Wijs ... Woman in flashback
Hadewych Minis ... Girl in bed
Anniek Pheifer ... Doctor's assistant
Leo van Huêt Leo van Huêt ... Theo
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Storyline

Alex, a 28 year-old photographer, is no longer able to photograph people, for some mysterious reason. Every time he focuses his camera on someone, the same woman appears in his viewfinder - an image he cannot bear. When his brother Aram, whom he has not seen or spoke to for years, unexpectedly phones him and asks him to come to their parental home because their mother is severely ill and may not have long to live, he panics. The thought of a confrontation with the area where he grew up and the renewed encounter with his family makes him feel nervous. Nevertheless, that evening he leaves for AmnesiA: the estate of his parents, the spot where he spent his youth. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

3 May 2001 (Netherlands) See more »

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Motel Films See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Aram's car has got the same infamous license plate number as the car on the Abbey Road - album of The Beatles. Like Paul McCartney on that cover, Aram is walking barefoot through the film. See more »

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Referenced in De Kijk van Koolhoven: Erotica (2018) See more »

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Wow. What a great film
17 April 2002 | by crimescenetapeSee all my reviews

Just saw this at WorldFest Houston. Have to say it was my favorite film there. Amazing performances, great twisted, dysfunctional story. If you get the chance to catch this film, do it! You won't regret it.


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