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Old Archibald is chased from the countess's city after she made her physician and counselor Esculaap taste the droppings he bought from him for her. On his way out, he finds a baby in a ... See full summary »

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André van Duren
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3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurien Van den Broeck Laurien Van den Broeck ... Mariken
Jan Decleir ... Archibald
Ramsey Nasr Ramsey Nasr ... Duvel
Kim van Kooten ... Isabella
Willeke van Ammelrooy ... Griet
Johanna ter Steege ... Gravin
Hans Dagelet ... Magister Esculaap
Willem van den Broeck Willem van den Broeck ... Rattenjan
Kees Boot ... Dirk
Kasper van Kooten Kasper van Kooten ... Monnk
Porgy Franssen Porgy Franssen ... Gijs
Geert Lageveen Geert Lageveen ... Broeder Willem
Hans Karsenbarg Hans Karsenbarg ... Broeder In Kerk
Bert Geurkink Bert Geurkink ... De Jager
Fred Goessens Fred Goessens ... Man
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Old Archibald is chased from the countess's city after she made her physician and counselor Esculaap taste the droppings he bought from him for her. On his way out, he finds a baby in a bundle, marked 'take care of Mariken', and raises the girl his weird, yet sort of wise way, in the wild. One day she wanders off and is captured by the Black Widow -who lost her family and neighbors in a Black Death epidemic- with chained Jan the 'rat boy', being calling both devil's seed, but he helps her escape to the city. There she gets saved by the troop of wandering performers of an actor made up as Devil, but when they play Moritoen on the castle the unhappily childless countess chases the actors but keeps Mariken, who learns her story before escaping and finding out her own and Archibald's... Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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Official Sites:

Egmond Film & TV

Country:

Netherlands | Belgium

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

7 December 2000 (Netherlands) See more »

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Kim van Kooten and Kasper van Kooten are brother and sister in real life. See more »

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Sweet fantasy
23 December 2003 | by sjogroSee all my reviews

A very pretty and well casted film. A fairytale told in high quality regarding its Belgian/Dutch production. Mariken is found as a baby by a monk who is banned from town. The lot of Mariken's questions about life and religion make this an exciting quest. Mariken searches her unknown mother and meets up with fantastic characters of whom some help her and some betray her during her search for answers. A very sweet and pleasant film, especially because of the wonderful casting and careful detail.


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