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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... See more »

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Figure 1
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Angel (as Viv Weatherall)
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Gabriel (as Jeroen Krabbe)
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Onno
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Onno's mother
Nettie Blanken ...
Coba
Victoria Carling ...
Margareth Quist
Lois de Jong ...
Granddaughter Quist (as Loïs de Jong)
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
Onno's father (as John Franklyn Robbins)
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Trees Quist
Nicholas Palliser ...
Diederik Quist
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Max
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Helga
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Bart Bork
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Red Haired Protestor
Alex Lowe ...
Police Man
Rodney Baddell ...
Police Officer
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Ada
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Sophia Brons
Rob van de Meeberg ...
Oswald Brons
Heather Weeks ...
Female Student
Kumari Simmons ...
Girl in Auditorium
Valeriano Ramirez Monteco ...
1st Cuban
Jesus Hernandez Diaz ...
2nd Cuban
Krijn ter Braak ...
Man in Auditorium
Michael Cronin ...
War Documentation
Paloma Calle ...
1st Female Soldier - Cuba
Edwin de Vries ...
Desk Soldier - Cuba
Vanessa Lozano ...
2nd Female Soldier - Cuba
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Maria
Javier Lago ...
Revolutionary Speaker
Ramon Camín ...
Waiter - Cuba (as Ramon Camin)
Neville Phillips ...
City Official
Truus te Selle ...
Hospital Nurse
David Allister ...
Neurologist
Petra Laseur ...
Nurse at Birth
Dimitris Philippou ...
Quinten - 4 years (as Dimitris Phillippou)
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Mr. Keller
Sheila Shand Gibbs ...
Mrs. Keller
Marjolein Sligte ...
Selma Kern
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Theo Kern
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Ada's Nurse
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Quinten - 16 years
Lars Oostveen ...
Journalist / TV Reporter (as Lawrence Ray)
Philip Bowen ...
Politician
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Party Chief
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Helga's Killer (as Daniel Bossevain)
Sarah Winman ...
Ankie
Simon Greiff ...
Floris
Achille Brugnini ...
Elderly Man
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Hotel Owner
Taly Shalom-Ezer ...
Security Guard Officer
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Ibrahim
Manex Recarte ...
Israeli Soldier
Ellen Vogel ...
Max's Mother
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Father John (uncredited)
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Mr. Quist (uncredited)
Stella Gonet ...
Trees (uncredited)
Gidi Markuszower ...
Israeli TV presenter (uncredited)
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Iranian soldier (uncredited)
Hans van Beenen ...
Student (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jeroen Krabbé

Written by

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Harry Mulisch ... (novel)
 
Edwin de Vries ... ()

Produced by

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Ate de Jong ... producer
Arnold Heslenfeld ... line producer
Heleen Rouw ... co-producer

Music by

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Henny Vrienten

Cinematography by

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Theo Bierkens

Film Editing by

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Nigel Galt
Kant Pan

Editorial Department

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Sander Cijsouw ... first assistant editor
Judith de Boer ... colorist
John Thorborg ... final colorist

Casting By

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Joyce Nettles

Production Design by

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Benedict Schillemans

Art Direction by

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Jaap Verburg
Lucio Di Domenico ... (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Edwin Kemper

Costume Design by

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Yan Tax

Makeup Department

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Annemiek Bohnenn ... makeup artist
Winnie Gallis ... key makeup artist
Richard Glass ... contact lens optician
Clara Hopf ... makeup artist
Yolanda Piña ... hair assistant
Bianca van der Steen ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist
Leendert Van Nimwegen ... makeup designer

Production Management

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Teo Casani ... production manager
Giorgio Magliulo ... production supervisor: Italy
Maria Silva ... assistant production manager: Spain
Bernard Tulp ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ben Bouwmeester ... third assistant director
Luis Casacuberta ... second assistant director: Spain
Rafael C. Herrera ... third assistant director: pick-ups
Laura Mihartescu ... second assistant director
Lucas Stein ... third assistant director
Marc van der Bijl ... first assistant director
Maarten van Hemmen ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Roberta Amodio ... assistant art director
Sonia Aranzabal ... assistant art director
Antonio Estrada ... set dresser
Anne Marie Hilhorst ... props
Rob Hillenbrink ... special props
Félix Rosell ... property master
Leo Zandvliet ... props
Carlos Zaragoza ... assistant art director: Spain
Adolfo Martín Crespo ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Colin Cooper ... adr recordist
Iain Eyre ... dialogue editor
James Harrison ... sound effects editor
Jef Hendrickx ... production sound assistant
Stefan Henrix ... supervising sound editor
Wim Post ... dubbing mixer
Roberto van Eijden ... production sound mixer
Vincent van Rooijen ... foley recording engineer / re-recording mixer
Richard Welsh ... dolby sound consultant

Special Effects by

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Mark Gardiner ... special effects cameraman
Roland Goddijn ... special effects technician
Michel Jancso ... special effects technician
Harry Wiesenhaan ... special effects supervisor (as Harrie Wiessenhaan)

Visual Effects by

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Alex de Heus ... motion control operator
Faye ... second unit focus puller
Simon Giles ... visual effects consultant
Jelle Post ... visual effects
Peter Talbot ... second unit visual effects supervisor
Koen Vroeijenstijn ... visual effects
Claus Wehlisch ... visual effects editor

Stunts

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Willem de Beukelaer ... stunt coordinator
Marco Maas ... utility stunts
Ronald Schuurbiers ... stunt coach
Michel Struik ... stunts
Manuel Valle ... horse master
Diana Wiersma ... stunt double

Camera and Electrical Department

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Luc Brefeld ... first assistant camera
Joost Brouwer ... best boy
Francesco Carini ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Nils Dammers ... assistant chief lighting technician / gaffer: second unit
Rudger Faber ... electrician
Koen Firlefijn ... key grip
Peter Franken ... electrician
Didier Frateur ... director of photography: second unit
Gian Claudio Giacomini ... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Italy
Bert Hogenes ... gaffer: second unit
Marcostavros Maggi ... assistant camera
Iñigo Olea ... second assistant camera
Erwin Roodhart ... director of photography: second unit / gaffer
Marc Roodhart ... best boy
Massimiliano Sardini ... electrician
Tjeerd Schutte ... video playback operator
Kris Theuwis ... grip
Gregoor van de Kamp ... lighting technician
Robbert van Dijk ... camera operator: second unit
Dave van Honschooten ... electrician
Kim van Honschooten ... electrician
Carlo Vinciguerra ... gaffer
Francesco Zaccaria ... gaffer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Manon Blom ... assistant costume designer
Aurelia Laurenti ... wardrobe assistant
Claudette Lilly ... assistant costume designer
Marielle Vos ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Fabrizio Borni ... location manager
Ruben Cardol ... unit location assistant
Tijn Heerkens ... location manager
Jan Scholte ... location coordinator
Stoffel Van Verrewegen ... assistant location manager

Transportation Department

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Henno van Bergeijk ... picture car coordinator

Other crew

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Mark Albela ... production executive
Erik Bakker ... production accountant
Andy Hoek ... security officer
Pauline Hume ... title designer
Ivo Martijn ... distribution advisor
Els Rastelli ... continuity
Erik Rensink ... production assistant / trailer captain
Heleen Rouw ... business affairs manager
Elike van Sluis ... publicity manager
Marcel van Kelst ... car scout
Jeroen van Oostrom ... security coordinator

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Coincidence doesn't exist, everything happens for a reason. See more »
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Also Known As
  • De ontdekking van de hemel (Netherlands)
  • La découverte du ciel (France)
  • Die Entdeckung des Himmels (Germany)
  • El descubrimiento del cielo (Spain)
  • A törvény terhe (Hungary)
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  • 150 min
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Budget NLG20,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The Discovery of Heaven (2012). See more »
Quotes Max: I've discovered you, you bastards!
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