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The Discovery of Heaven (2001)

God is disappointed with the human race and wants his stone tablets back. An angel is given the assignment and, with Gabriëls help, tries to manipulate several humans on earth to get his ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeroen Krabbé

Writers:

Harry Mulisch (novel), Edwin de Vries
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maureen Lipman ... Figure 1
Will Bowden ... Angel (as Viv Weatherall)
Jeroen Krabbé ... Gabriel (as Jeroen Krabbe)
Stephen Fry ... Onno
Gillian Barge ... Onno's mother
Nettie Blanken Nettie Blanken ... Coba
Victoria Carling Victoria Carling ... Margareth Quist
Lois de Jong Lois de Jong ... Granddaughter Quist (as Loïs de Jong)
John Franklyn-Robbins John Franklyn-Robbins ... Onno's father (as John Franklyn Robbins)
Geraldine Alexander ... Trees Quist
Nicholas Palliser Nicholas Palliser ... Diederik Quist
Greg Wise ... Max
Emma Fielding ... Helga
Sean Harris ... Bart Bork
Molly Hallam ... Red Haired Protestor
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Storyline

God is disappointed with the human race and wants his stone tablets back. An angel is given the assignment and, with Gabriëls help, tries to manipulate several humans on earth to get his job done. But humans have a will of their own... Written by Anonymous

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Coincidence doesn't exist, everything happens for a reason. See more »

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Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

Netherlands | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2001 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

A törvény terhe See more »

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Budget:

NLG 20,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After all the auditions for 16-year-old Quinten were done without much success, Jeroen Krabbé stared out of the window and Neil Newbon happened to pass by. "That's what Quinten should look like" he mumbled, not yet knowing the guy was an actor. See more »

Quotes

Max: I've discovered you, you bastards!
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Featured in Brows Held High: The Discovery of Heaven (2012) See more »

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Impressive drama masterpiece by Jeroen Krabbe
7 December 2001 | by taxfreeSee all my reviews

It's been a long time since I've been impressed by dutch movies. I think Jeroen Krabbe managed to create a pice of art by filming this movie, after the book of Harry Mulish. I have not read the book, but I am convinced mr. Mulish will be proud of the end result. Beforehand, I was a bit sceptical about Stephen Fry, but all prejudice was unjust: this is a perfect cast. Unfortunately Jeroen appeared in this movie as Gabriel, his dutch accent makes his english sound funny. Luckily he had just a few few lines. In the spirit of dutch movies a lot of naked people, but everything was filmed with class.

In a tv interview, Jeroen recently told that people would talk to him on the streets, just to thank him for making this movie. If I would come across him in Amsterdam, I would do the same.

A must-see!


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