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Girl (2002)

Meisje (original title)
A young woman moves to the big city, hoping to start an independent life working as a museum guide.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlotte Vanden Eynde ... Muriel
Els Dottermans Els Dottermans ... Laura
Frieda Pittoors Frieda Pittoors ... Martha
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Oskar
Nico Sturm ... Luc
Wim Opbrouck ... Alain
Jos Verbist Jos Verbist ... Daan
Dirk van Dijck ... Muriel's Father
Alice Toen Alice Toen ... Laura's Mother
Viviane de Muynck Viviane de Muynck ... Oscar's Mother (as Viviane Demuynck)
Arthur Semay Arthur Semay ... Oscar's Father
Willy Thomas Willy Thomas ... Attendant
Steven van Watermeulen ... Curator
Krijn Hermans Krijn Hermans ... Assistant Curator
Clara van den Broek Clara van den Broek ... Museum Guide (as Clara Van den Broeck)


Muriel moves from a small village to the big city of Brussels, hoping to start an independent life working as a museum guide. She rents a room from Laura, who has a room to spare now that her mother is in hospital. Laura is a vital and candid woman who has a child-wish but leads a very chaotic life. Meanwhile, Muriel's mother has a hard time accepting that her daughter leads a life of her own now, and she also faces some changes at the factory where she works. The movie follows the interconnected lifes of these three women of three different generations, who all face different problems. Written by Bas de Reuver

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A few years after starring together in this film, Els Dottermans and Matthias Schoenaerts played mother and son in Dennis van Rita (2006). See more »


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A very touching movie, just real life as it is sometimes.
27 August 2004 | by hetinnokeSee all my reviews

The story of Muriel, a young girl who leaves her parents, moves to Brussels to live alone and work for her own money, and the people around her: Laura who gives her a room for rent, her mother Martha who wants her youth back after 35 years of marriage, Oscar the ex of Laura...

There's not much story... It's more like a piece taken out of reality, stylized and put into film.There's no good or bad in the movie, every character has problems, makes mistakes and self-reflects on his/her thoughts and actions, without doing anything better next time.

To some this might sound really boring, but life is boring for most and people don't learn from their mistakes in reality as well. It's a movie best seen on your own, to be left alone with your feelings.

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Belgium | Netherlands


Flemish | French

Release Date:

4 September 2002 (Belgium) See more »

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A lány See more »

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K-Line, K-Star, K2 SA See more »
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