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Phileine zegt sorry (2003)

Gorgeous Dutch youngster Max has two passions, acting and girls. The first becomes his brilliant career, which takes off so well he gets invited to a prestigious New York theatre course for... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim van Kooten ... Phileine
Michiel Huisman ... Max
Hadewych Minis ... Gulpje
Tara Elders ... Lala
Kenan Raven Kenan Raven ... LT
Mads Wittermans Mads Wittermans ... Christiaan
Leona Philippo Leona Philippo ... Joanne
Liesbeth Kamerling Liesbeth Kamerling ... Fleur
Daan Schuurmans ... Dylan
Roeland Fernhout ... Jules
Kürt Rogiers Kürt Rogiers ... Reginald
Timothy Smith Timothy Smith ... Leonard
Todd Rotondi Todd Rotondi ... Bef
Michael John Fedun Michael John Fedun ... Buk
Ronald Giphart Ronald Giphart ... Ronald
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Storyline

Gorgeous Dutch youngster Max has two passions, acting and girls. The first becomes his brilliant career, which takes off so well he gets invited to a prestigious New York theatre course for a year. But since he met fickle bitch Phileine in an Utrecht park, his flirting life is cut short while she cruelly plays with his feelings rather then his horny body. After refusing to follow him, she turns up uninvited later and still acts jealous and possessive. Grief follows for everyone, working up to a convoluted finale. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Netherlands | USA

Language:

Dutch | English

Release Date:

9 October 2003 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Phileine Says Sorry See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€3,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€361,552 (Netherlands), 12 October 2003, Limited Release
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Trivia

Director Robert Jan Westdijk and writer Ronald Giphart found each other in their dislike of the previous film based on Giphart's work, Ik ook van jou (2001). They decided to work together to make a more faithful adaptation of Giphart's novel "Phileine Zegt Sorry". That is why Giphart has a cameo in the movie where he states that the movie is better than his book. See more »

Goofs

At the end, when Phileine runs towards Max at the AIDS benefit, the singer of the band is the background isn't doing anything although we *do* hear the band perform. See more »

Quotes

Max: I've had enough of you.
Phileine: Impossible. I gave you nothing.
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Referenced in De wereld draait door: Episode #1.34 (2005) See more »

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Written by Daan Schinkel and Björn Otterheim
Courtesy of Exelsior Recordings
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Phileine says: sorry, well Westdijk should say that too
8 November 2003 | by stamperSee all my reviews

This film is rather absurd and weird at times, having opposite effects. At some moments the absurdness of the film, works in it's favor and at other moments it clearly does not. The introduction sequence, for instance, which at first seems to be an homage to James Bond, quickly becomes strange (maybe unappetizing) for many people and if you ask me, there is no sense in that scene with the ‘oldies' whatsoever. Another perfect example is the scene in which Phileine is in outer space ‘dancing' to some music. This scene does make a bit more sense than the one described before, but is just too lengthy as are other scenes in the film and as a matter of fact, the ending as well. But no feat, not everything is bad in this film. The film is pretty good, until Phileine (Kim van Kooten) meets Joanne (Leona Philippo). From that point on there appear the first signs of weakness, the mentioned lengthy and sometimes unnecessary scenes. From that point on the film manages to go on on a pretty good level, but I found it to be less than the first bit and the film actually hits rock-bottom in it's end, which is way too lengthy. If it wouldn't have been for the ‘screamer' ending, this one would have gotten a 7 out of 10. But the way it is it does not deserve it. Sure the film delivers some laughs, sure there is a lot of female sex talk, but in the end it is only moderately enjoyable, due to the unsatisfying ending that remains in mind. Even females, who are in fact the target audience, should see that.

6,75 out of 10

PS: At least it COULD have been better


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