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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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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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The end credits of Het Zuiden included "Thanks to Dogme 95". Director Martin Koolhoven originally planned to shoot it as a Dogme film, and it was co-produced by Lars von Trier's Zentropa. Finally, the director decided he did not want to be so severely constrained as by Dogme principles. See more »

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It maybe wrecked my soul.
4 December 2005 | by SKallasSee all my reviews

It is impossible to rate this movie. Did it move me? Affect me? Oh yes. I feel completely and totally wrecked right now. And that is after 4 stiff drinks and a very lighthearted comedy I saw after this one on the Black Nights Film Festival. I almost walked out of this one - a first in my movie-going career. Not because it was a bad movie, or a boring movie or a pointless movie. But because I was afraid. Of what it could do to me. A definite first for me. Kim-Ki Duk's "The Isle" is child's play compared to this one.

Remember, what you don't see, is the most horrible of all.

No I do *NOT* want to see it again. And I am not sure I can recommend to anybody who has feelings.


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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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Dolby Digital

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1.66 : 1
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