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One winter's day Jacob and his sister Marie are left behind in the woods by their unemployed father. In his coat Jacob finds a note from his mother urging them to go to their uncle in Spain... See full summary »

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Alex van Warmerdam

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Otakar Votocek (contributing writer), Alex van Warmerdam
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Teresa Berganza Teresa Berganza ... Mother (as Maria Teresa Berganza)
Johan Leysen ... Father
Halina Reijn ... Maria
Jacob Derwig ... Jacob
Frank Lammers ... Farmer
Annet Malherbe ... Farmer's wife
Jaap Spijkers Jaap Spijkers ... Horewhopper
Laura Cepeda ... Dolores
Lola Peno Lola Peno ... Woman on balcony
Fernando Moraleda Fernando Moraleda ... Man on balcony
Ulises Dumont ... Luis
Carmelo Gómez ... Diego
Peggy Sandaal Peggy Sandaal ... Sofia
Elvira Mínguez ... Teresa
Henri Garcin Henri Garcin ... Don Felipe
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One winter's day Jacob and his sister Marie are left behind in the woods by their unemployed father. In his coat Jacob finds a note from his mother urging them to go to their uncle in Spain. They arrive in Spain only to find that their uncle has died. Marie meets Diego, a rich surgeon, and falls in love with him. Diego lives with his domineering sister Teresa. Marie marries Diego. Jacob keeps jealously trying to tear his sister away from Diego. His efforts are in vain and Jacob starts to provoke Diego. It soon becomes clear that Jacob's defiance won't go unpunished... Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | Spanish

Release Date:

4 December 2003 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Pagidevmenoi se ena frikto oneiro See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€29,891 (Netherlands), 7 December 2003, Limited Release
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Graniet Film BV See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Dark fairytale
7 August 2004 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

This is about a passionate loving couple, being brother and sister. It is definitely incestous and rivals of different kinds are killed. It's absurd, it's a little Bunuel sometimes and mostly funny.

Probably this is supposed to be a modern Grimm tale, but including sex. There are no real human beings here, like in Grimm. Like Hansel and Gretl, the brother and sister are alone in the world, with no parents to lean on. They leave Holland and come to a strange dreamlike Spain, where they meet another brother and sister, evil and crazy.

There certainly are scenes here you will remember, but most of all you will remember the dark humour, which makes you laugh at totally wrong places.


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