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South (2004)

Het zuiden (original title)
Martje is the manager of a successful laundry service, but in her personal life she struggles with her self-image after the amputation of one of her breasts. After she is humiliated when ... See full summary »

Director:

Martin Koolhoven

Writer:

Mieke de Jong
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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monic Hendrickx ... Martje Portegies
Frank Lammers ... Loe de Koning
Oksana Akinshina ... Zoya
Olga Louzgina Olga Louzgina ... Galina
Nazmiye Oral ... Leyla
Bart Klever Bart Klever ... Martje's ex-boyfriend
Ina Geerts ... Dorien
Chris Comvalius Chris Comvalius ... Farida
Catalijn Willemsen ... Martje's ex-boyfriend's wife
Fred Goessens Fred Goessens ... Army man
Elvan Akyildiz Elvan Akyildiz ... Rana
Vlatka Simac Vlatka Simac ... Jasmina
Tine Joustra ... Prothese-specialiste
Arnold Willems Arnold Willems ... Guus
Nanah Takaza ... Nanah
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Storyline

Martje is the manager of a successful laundry service, but in her personal life she struggles with her self-image after the amputation of one of her breasts. After she is humiliated when Loe, one of her employees, is startled by the discovery of her prosthesis during foreplay, she imprisons him in the laundry plant. As Loe is slowly dying in imprisonment, Martje loses contact with reality and starts imagining having a family with him. Written by BZ

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Trivia

Originally Renée Soutendijk was going to play Martje, but during the writing of the last versions of the script director Martin Koolhoven understood he had made a mistake and decided to cast Monic Hendrickx in the leading part. Monic won the Golden Calf (the most prestigious Dutch movie award) for her part as Martje. See more »

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Emotional Masterpiece
30 January 2004 | by PatrickvdESee all my reviews

A film that rips your soul apart. For me perhaps the best film of the

International Rotterdam Film festival. I hope it will come to

Belgium, so I can see it again. Monique Hendrickx and Oksana Akinshina (Lilya Forever) are the

heart of the film and play very well. Very, very well.... I came out crying. I give it 9 out of 10.


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Country:

Netherlands | Belgium | Denmark

Language:

Russian | Dutch

Release Date:

22 April 2004 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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