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Zus & Zo (2001)

Zus & zo (original title)
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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Your life, only funnier See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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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Good but not exactly Oscar worthy
25 December 2012 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about three sisters who has to stop their gay brother from marrying a woman.

"Zus & Zo" has many main characters, and hence I was rather confused with who is who for the first half of the film. After I was able to recognise who is who, the film gets better. The plot is more about the three sisters' unhappy lives, than their common goal to stop Nino's wedding. In fact, they only talk to Bo the fiancée about Nino's predilection for men; there aren't desperate attempts to stop the wedding. It is sad that the three sisters only care about money and not about Nino's happiness. As an Oscar nominated film, I was expecting the film to be funnier and more edgy, but I was disappointed.


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