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Zus & zo (2001)

Zus & Zo shows what three sisters are willing to do to stop their would-be sister-in-law from coming into possession of Paraíso, their beloved family summer home on the Portuguese coast.

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Paula van der Oest

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvia Poorta Sylvia Poorta ... Michelle
Anneke Blok Anneke Blok ... Wanda
Monic Hendrickx ... Sonja
Jacob Derwig ... Nino
Halina Reijn ... Bo Mendes
Jaap Spijkers Jaap Spijkers ... Jan
Theu Boermans Theu Boermans ... Hugo
Antje Boermans Antje Boermans ... Lizzy
Pieter Embrechts ... Felix
Annet Nieuwenhuyzen Annet Nieuwenhuyzen ... Moeder (as Annet Nieuwenhuijzen)
Jorge Do Collo Jorge Do Collo ... Mauricio
Mike Reus Mike Reus ... Bredi
Marisa Van Eyle Marisa Van Eyle ... Dorien (as Marisa van Eyle)
Tijn Docter Tijn Docter ... Peer
Harpert Michielsen Harpert Michielsen ... Mos
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Storyline

A fun story about a family of 3 sisters whose gay brother, Nino, has decided to marry a woman in order to inherit their childhood summer retreat (Hotel Paraiso) on the coast of Portugal. The sisters plot to sabotage the engagement so as to save the hotel for themselves. Written by TheRaveness

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Certificate:

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | English | French | Portuguese

Release Date:

8 May 2002 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Hotel Paraiso See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,700, 9 February 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,397, 23 February 2003
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Filmprodukties de Luwte See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Crazy Credits

During the credits the three sisters are seen to go to the hospital. It turns out to be that Nino had a sex change operation and Bo has delivered the baby. See more »

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This got an oscarnomination?
23 April 2006 | by Weary76See all my reviews

In the first 10 minutes: "Oh no, our gay brother is getting married to a girl just to inherit daddy's hotel in Portugal!"

Half an hour later: "Oh no, our gay brother is getting married to a girl just to inherit daddy's hotel in Portugal!"

An hour later: "Oh no, our gay brother is getting married to a girl just to inherit daddy's hotel in Portugal!"

And finally in the last half hour they actually do something about it, but I wasn't interested anymore. The rest of the film is filled with the life of the sisters themselves. But personally I thought all of them were quite annoying, so I couldn't have cared less. And that ol' Dutch provocative sex comes through as well. Filmmakers don't seem to notice the majority of the Dutch saying they're getting pretty fed up with all that.

I have no idea why this film was nominated for an Oscar, since it has very little interesting to offer. "Character" which won an Oscar before was absolutely worth it. See 'm both and see the difference.


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