6.3/10
1,623
21 user 10 critic
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 »

Director:

Writers:

(contributing writer),
Reviews
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Dress (1996)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An artist, a school girl, a maid, a train conductor and a business executive are drawn into a great wheel of misfortune as all their lives are touched by the existence of one very particular summer dress.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Henri Garcin, Ingeborg Elzevier, Khaldoun Elmecky
Ober (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A downtrodden waiter decides to take up matters with the screenwriter determined to make him suffer.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Alex van Warmerdam, Ariane Schluter, Jaap Spijkers
Kleine Teun (1998)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Farmer Brand can't read and he is quite happy with that. His wife, Keet, who has to read him all the subtitles on the television, isn't. She decides to hire a teacher for him. This is a ... See full summary »

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Alex van Warmerdam, Annet Malherbe, Ariane Schluter
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A woman living in a large country home drives her servants to mutiny with her outrageous demands as she waits for death to come for her.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Marlies Heuer, Gene Bervoets, Annet Malherbe
Voyeur (1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A well-to-do, shut-in thirty-something faces city life, family secrets and his own quirks when he is finally thrown out by his parents.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Alex van Warmerdam, Henri Garcin, Olga Zuiderhoek
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

During the summer of 1960, the idiosyncratic residents of a one-street Dutch suburb collide in intertwining stories of desire and frustration.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Jack Wouterse, Annet Malherbe, Rudolf Lucieer
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

On his birthday, a hitman reluctantly takes on the easy task of killing a writer, only to find the job a lot more difficult than expected.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Tom Dewispelaere, Alex van Warmerdam, Maria Kraakman
Borgman (2013)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Stars: Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval
Grimm: Bad Hair Day (2012–2013)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

In these Grimm webisodes, Bud visits Rosalee's spice shop to get help with his hair loss problem. However, solving one problem creates another.

Stars: Silas Weir Mitchell, Bree Turner, Danny Bruno
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

In these Grimm webisodes, an odd disturbance occurs in Bud's repair shop. Bud, Wu, and Franco become trapped in a freezer and must keep their cool to survive the day.

Stars: Danny Bruno, Keith Cox, Reggie Lee
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Grimm Fairytales: The cast explain how the new drama series "Grimm" is inspired by the classic, and sometimes terrifying, Grimm's Fairy Tales.

Stars: Tim Bagley, Kate Burton, Claire Coffee
Nr. 10 (2018)
Crime
Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Teresa Berganza ... Mother (as Maria Teresa Berganza)
... Father
... Maria
... Jacob
... Farmer
... Farmer's wife
Jaap Spijkers ... Horewhopper
... Dolores
Lola Peno ... Woman on balcony
Fernando Moraleda ... Man on balcony
... Luis
... Diego
Peggy Sandaal ... Sofia
... Teresa
Henri Garcin ... Don Felipe
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

4 December 2003 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Pagidevmenoi se ena frikto oneiro  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$3,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€29,891 (Netherlands), 7 December 2003, Limited Release
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Het glazen huis: Zelfbeheersing (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pretty, but doesn't have much substance
30 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

This film has a rather impressive billing, with the version I rented stated "siblings Jacob and Marie embark on a surreal, often night-marrish odyssey." The movie starts out Hansel and Gretel-esquire in that regard, but doesn't move much further. There is a journey to be had, if one is interested in following two characters whom they know little about through different cities where they meet different people. The meetings have very little value to them, however, and the characters often meet conflict that is unexplained. Furthermore, movement between locales is poorly motivated and a unified agenda never sets imposes itself. If these meetings were accompanied by the surrealism that the movie billing suggests, I could have still walked away happily, but unfortunately the surrealism in the meetings is itself limited because much of what could have made a scene eerie is left unaddressed. As far as the comedy, the movie fails to win stars in that department as well. There are two or three hilarious encounters, but most of the comedy is a sort of "why would anybody do that" type of humor. Suits some, obviously. On the whole, the film is built for people with short memory spans, as segments really don't have any connection to each other. This fact is acceptable for the first 40 minutes, but by the 41st, you will certainly ask yourself why you are still watching, hoping that something relevant will occur.

I cannot totally smash the movie, however, as the colors were quite vibrant and the journey itself is something that certain watchers might find interesting in its own right. Also, it must be said that Halina Reijn, the lead female, is exciting to watch. Her facial expressions, her candor in front of camera. Of course, she's beautiful. I should also mention that a greater understanding of the Brothers Grimm and their folk tales might lend itself to a greater appreciation of the film. It was clear that this was the case with the 2005 Matt Damon film, but with this one, it is less obvious whether a greater understanding of the tales would make Grimm better.

If you're going to watch it, make sure you school yourself on the back story (the Brother's Grimm tales).


13 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 21 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial