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The Dark Diamond (2004)

Suske en Wiske: De duistere diamant (original title)
Family adventure based on the bestselling classic comic strip in the Spike and Suzy series created by Willy Vandersteen.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joeri Busschots Joeri Busschots ... Suske
Celine Verbeeck ... Wiske
Thekla Reuten ... Alwina
Peter Van den Begin ... Tante Sidonia
Rik Launspach Rik Launspach ... Baron Roger de Lacheloze
Tuur De Weert ... Professor Barabas
Stany Crets ... Jerom
Frank Focketyn ... Kapitein
Coen van Vlijmen Coen van Vlijmen ... Knecht
Vital Baeken Vital Baeken ... Soldaat 1
Fred Van Kuyk Fred Van Kuyk ... Soldaat 2
Daan Hugaert Daan Hugaert ... Magiër
Herr Seele Herr Seele ... Kaalhoofd (as Peter Van Heirseele)
Urbanus Urbanus ... Jacobus (as Urbain Servranckx)
Willeke van Ammelrooy ... Clara
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Storyline

During a holiday on the Dutch rural B&B, Suske finds, while diving for Shanulleke, a black diamond. He gives it to Sidonia, who breaks her promise to proudly hold on to it after the local Baron Roger de Lacheloze offers her a hefty price. Their host Alwina tells the legend whoever profits from the stone shall perish by the next new moon. Sidonia gets sick and unable to laugh, the fatal symptom. Barabbas's time-machine sends Lambik, Alwina and the kids to the 16th century, when the legend started, at a magician's tower, to have it destroyed. They soon fall prey to feudal sorcery charges, 'solved' by fatal 'divine ordeal'. Even in they survive that, there's a mysterious black knight after them and the stone. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

Germany | Belgium

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

18 February 2004 (Belgium) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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DTS

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Color
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Trivia

In the opening sequence of the movie, when our heroes drive off in their jeep to their holiday destination, they drive past a street party. One of the extras at this party looks like Willy Vandersteen, the creator of Suske & Wiske. See more »

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Lachen
Written by Brian Clifton and Patricia Beysens
Performed by Fay Lovsky
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How do you like thém Apples ....... ~-^
17 November 2007 | by huh_oh_i_cSee all my reviews

Okay, so the story was sorta iffy, and the acting so-so.

The casting of Suske and Lambik was on the edge.

Jeroms chest could easily have been simulated much better with foam or something, and he didn't have his eyes closed as he has in the books! But still ... the overall effort was very endearing.

But ... the special effects were way cool for such limited funds.

But ... Tante Sidonie's portrayal by a man turned out to be one of the good finds of this film, a gem really.

And OF COURSE, Wiske was surprisingly bumpy, and she didn't only have very ... nice (?) apples, but also something more, albeit two tiny tiny somethings .... ^-^ '-^ Her face DID, however, look exactly like the one in the book. She was clearly cast because of her likeness with the book Wiske.


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