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De Chinese muur (2002)

A lonely middle-aged woman dines alone in a Chinese restaurant on her birthday. She pays close attention to the other patrons, imagining their relationships and personal situations. She ... See full summary »

Director:

Sytske Kok

Writer:

Rosan Dieho
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4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Celia Nufaar Celia Nufaar ... Aagt
Eveline Wu Eveline Wu ... Chinese daughter
Nucheng Lu Nucheng Lu ... Chinese mother
Vincent van de Akker Vincent van de Akker ... Man (as Vincent van den Akker)
Natalia Kovaleva Natalia Kovaleva ... Woman
Merel van Gaalen Merel van Gaalen ... Mother
Heike Hummelinck Heike Hummelinck ... Son
Nico Reuvenkamp Nico Reuvenkamp ... Father
Marjolein Ernst Marjolein Ernst ... Iceskating club
David Goddyn David Goddyn ... Iceskating club
Marcel Romeijn Marcel Romeijn ... Iceskating club
Isis Frasdonk Isis Frasdonk ... Iceskating club
Nelleke Rekers Nelleke Rekers ... Iceskating club
Chris van de Bremer Chris van de Bremer ... Iceskating club
Man Kin Tang Man Kin Tang ... Cook
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A lonely middle-aged woman dines alone in a Chinese restaurant on her birthday. She pays close attention to the other patrons, imagining their relationships and personal situations. She remembers her past lovers and child, and broods on her bitter sense of loss and loneliness. In an unthinking moment, she announces to the waitress that it is her birthday, and the entire social dynamic in the restaurant is altered. An intensely moving, bittersweet and realistic look at emotional loss and disconnection. Written by stevergy2000@yahoo.com

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Drama | Short

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

28 September 2002 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

A Muralha da China See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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"well constructed shorty"
8 September 2003 | by jorrit-gerritsenSee all my reviews

I was a production assistant and location scout on this short movie. I saw it for the first time on the big screen at the Dutch film Festival and I was surprised by the quality of this short film. The story is strong, convincing and Celia is great as the grumpy lady who's always criticizing other people. Cinematography looks good too and last but not least, what a beautiful location!!! By the way, the film won several international prices!


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