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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.


Paula van der Oest
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »




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


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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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 »


When a Man Loves a Woman
Written by Calvin Lewis and Andrew Wright
Performed by Pieter Embrechts
Published by Warner Chappell
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A human story
23 July 2004 | by runsaSee all my reviews

This film is just wonderful. It tells the story of three different women that have lived their lives very differently and whom aren't happy with their present. The marriage of their brother is just the starting point of a bunch of situations, some funny, some sentimental, all very human. For me it isn't a gay story it's a lot more, it's a way to show the reality of how the life can take you by roads you even imagine and turn you into a person you are not, until you realize that you aren't doing what you want. Also it presents the importance of family, even if it isn't the ideal one. I recommend this movie with my eyes closed because for me it doesn't have any flaws. It's characters, the performance of the actors, the way the director tells the story, the script it self and the end are perfect.

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Dutch | English | French | Portuguese

Release Date:

8 May 2002 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Hotel Paraiso See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,700, 9 February 2003

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2.35 : 1
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