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Pietje Bell (2002)

A scamp with a heart of gold.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Quinten Schram ... Pietje Bell
Frensch de Groot ... Sproet
Sjoerd Metz ... Peentje
Jordy Mul ... Engeltje
Serge Price ... Kees
Nicky Burger ... Jaap
Felix Strategier ... Vader Bell
Angela Groothuizen ... Moeder Bell
... Martha Bell
Stijn Westenend ... Jozef Geelman
Arjan Ederveen ... Drogist Geelman
Marjan Luif ... Tante Cato
Rick Engelkes ... Paul Velinga
Herman Vinck ... Eindredacteur
Wilfried de Jong ... Distributeur van Dijk
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A scamp with a heart of gold.

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17 November 2002 (Netherlands)  »

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€6,000,000 (estimated)

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$755,397 (Netherlands), 27 December 2002
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OK movie
25 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Pietje Bell left me with the same impression as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone, which is: nice images, good adventure, so-so acting of the leads and sometimes irksome dialogue.

The Rotterdam of the 1920s was convincingly portrayed. There was a cartoonesque feel to the decor, which made it easier to focus on the story. The nose of aunt Cato was hard to believe in though, and drew attention to the fact that I was watching a film. Also the newspaper manager acted too 'modern' for my taste.

I did have a bit of a hard time believing the sister wanting to date the gruesome Joseph. Which, in a sense, is a compliment for the two actors, because they managed to convincingly portray good and bad.


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