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Father's Affair (2003)

De passievrucht (original title)
After the passing of his wife, a man learns he is infirtile and their son cannot be his.

Director:

Maarten Treurniet

Writers:

Karel Glastra van Loon (novel), Kees van Beijnum (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Paul Muller Peter Paul Muller ... Armin / Husband
Carice van Houten ... Monika / Wife
Halina Reijn ... Ellen / Armin's second wife
Jan Decleir ... Huib / Armin's father
Dai Carter Dai Carter ... Bo / Monika's Son
Frank Lammers ... Dees / Armin and Monika's friend
Gijs Scholten van Aschat ... Terlinden / Doctor
Jeroen Willems ... Robbert / Monika's friend
André Arend van de Noord André Arend van de Noord ... Niko / Armin and Monika's friend
Tjitske Reidinga ... Anke / Niko's wife
Marlies Heuer Marlies Heuer ... Monika's mother
Rijkman van het Kaar Rijkman van het Kaar ... Bo / 1 year old
Dion Mensink Dion Mensink ... Bo / 5 year old
Pim Lambeau Pim Lambeau ... Neighbour de Bruin
Pim van den Heuvel Pim van den Heuvel ... Neighbour Huib / Huib's Neighbor
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Storyline

After the passing of his wife, a man learns he is infirtile and their son cannot be his.

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Drama

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Official Sites:

official site [Netherlands]

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

11 December 2003 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Babanin Takintisi See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$779,462
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The weather forecaster in the scene where Armin is visiting Anke Neerinckx is the Dutch TV weather forecaster Gerrit Hiemstra. See more »

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another great dutch movie!!
20 December 2003 | by elmersmalingSee all my reviews

De Passievrucht is an adaptation of the debute novel of the relatively young but talented Dutch writer Karel Glastra van Loon. Years ago I read his second novel (Lisa's adem, or 'Lisa's breath'), was fascinated by it, and planned on reading his first. As usual, I never got to it. Fortunately, they recently made a movie out of his book, so last night I went and saw it in the cinema.

They did a great job. This movie is about a man who finds out he has been sterile all his life. This has two consequences: first, he and his girlfriend will never be able to have kids of their own, and second, his thirteen years old son can't actually be his son. His wife, who died nine years ago, can't tell him who the real father is anymore. But he must know. So he starts his quest for the painful truth. A number of old friends are interrogated, and his girlfriend suffers the consequences. She's in deep pain about never being able to have children, and meanwhile, all he does is chase his own nightmare.

How events eventually unfold will remain a mystery to you, my dear reader, until you watch the movie. Which I highly recommend you to do. It's a great movie about father-son relationships, about love, about sex and passion, about cheating. The movie's got humor, it has tears, it has a lot of anger. And it features the ever-sympathetic actor Frank Lammers!!


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