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Yes Nurse! No Nurse! (2002)

Ja zuster, nee zuster (original title)
The film is a cheerful stylized musical comedy a la 8 femmes. The story happens in the guest-house of sister Klivia in one of the Dutch towns. The inhabitants of the guest-house are very ... See full summary »

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Pieter Kramer

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loes Luca Loes Luca ... Zuster Klivia
Tjitske Reidinga ... Jet
Waldemar Torenstra ... Gerrit
Edo Brunner Edo Brunner ... Bertus
Lennart Vader Lennart Vader ... Bobby
Beppe Costa Beppe Costa ... Ingenieur
Paul Kooij Paul Kooij ... Buurman Boordevol
Paul de Leeuw Paul de Leeuw ... Wouter
Frits Lambrechts Frits Lambrechts ... Opa
Pierre van Duijl Pierre van Duijl ... Zorbo de Griek
Raymonde de Kuyper Raymonde de Kuyper ... De Drie Trudies
Trudy de Jong Trudy de Jong ... De Drie Trudies
Trudie Lute Trudie Lute ... De Drie Trudies
Olga Zuiderhoek Olga Zuiderhoek ... Mevrouw de Rechter
Henk Stuurman Henk Stuurman ... Mijnheer Azalea
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Storyline

The film is a cheerful stylized musical comedy a la 8 femmes. The story happens in the guest-house of sister Klivia in one of the Dutch towns. The inhabitants of the guest-house are very cheerful and good-hearted persons whose open communal lifestyle is contrasted with the life of somewhat nasty and complaining neighbor behind the wall heer Boordevool. Boordevool has spent ages looking for reasons to shut the guest-house. One day a girl from the guest-house meets a nice young guy Gerrit. Sister Klivia lets Gerrit stay regardless of him being a thief. Will that give a chance to the insinuations of the neighbor? Written by Natalie-7

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

23 October 2002 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Yes Nurse! No Nurse! See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,717,930 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$716, 29 October 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,517, 31 October 2004
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital (2.0)| Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The red cross on the men's singlets has the letters J, Z, N and Z in the four corners. These are the initials of the film's title. The red cross on the marching girls' costumes is surrounded by the name of the film. See more »

Goofs

Although the movie is set in the '60s, you can see a present day cat food tin when Ingenieur feeds his pill to Boordevol's cat. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the credits a home movie is shown in which the then princess Beatrix visits the resthouse with her son Willem-Alexander. Funny touch: Willem-Alexander is already wearing a crown and Beatrix is pregnant, expecting her second child. See more »

Connections

References Ja zuster, nee zuster: Het hoofd koel houden (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

M'n opa
Music by Harry Bannink
Lyrics by Annie M.G. Schmidt
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A Dutch Musical Comedy
28 June 2003 | by mtodaSee all my reviews

Maybe you won't get to experience a full Castro Theater singing along with the star of the movie, but I think you'll enjoy it almost as much as I did! And while it played in the 27th San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, it isn't really a Gay film. It's just a movie that has a special appeal to a Gay audience. I doubt that most of the audience speaks Dutch. I doubt that most of the audience had ever heard any of the songs. I had no idea that this movie had its origins in a long lost '60s Dutch TV series. None of this mattered. The movie was silly and just plain fun. The characters burst out in song and start dancing. There were bits and pieces that reminded me of '60s American musical and others that reminded me of British sit-coms. There were heroes and villains. There is growth and change. The Dutch Queen even comes to visit. Yes Nurse, No Nurse could never have been made in the US. And that's a good thing.


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