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Four women from the North of Dutch town Breda are sick of their poor life. Lot is divorced and has two little kids; her friend Sam has a busy family life and an unemployed husband; Reneetje... See full summary »

Director:

Esmé Lammers

Writer:

Barbara Jurgens
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monique van de Ven ... Kers
Monic Hendrickx ... Sam
Georgina Verbaan ... Reneetje
Susan Visser ... Lot
Theo Maassen ... Achilles
Pierre Bokma ... Zeger
Marcel Musters Marcel Musters ... Ramon
Roos Ouwehand Roos Ouwehand ... Natasja
Hans Trentelman Hans Trentelman ... Pompbediende
Jochum ten Haaf ... Van Trigt
Ergun Simsek ... Najib (as Ergün Simsek)
Mieke Mink Mieke Mink ... Ons Ma
Guido Pollemans Guido Pollemans ... Pim
Dorien Folkers Dorien Folkers ... Luizenmoeder
Martijn Hillenius Martijn Hillenius ... Piepjonge Agent
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Storyline

Four women from the North of Dutch town Breda are sick of their poor life. Lot is divorced and has two little kids; her friend Sam has a busy family life and an unemployed husband; Reneetje has a little daughter (and always a sniff of coke in her pocket); teacher Kers has had trouble making ends meet after her husband died. They boldly decide to rob a bank in the neighborhood and to their surprise they get away with it easily. The women are extremely happy with the success of their moves, but life has gotten nowhere near easy! Kers is being harassed by the school principal Zeger who has feelings for her. Sam's husband Najib finds her cash in a kitchen drawer and is getting quite suspicious. Reneetje is spending money like water and, worse of all, Lot falls in love with Achilles, a police officer. Tighter and tighter, the women are getting trapped. They decide to make one last big hit, but that robbery gets terribly out of hand... Written by Katerstaart

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | English | French

Release Date:

9 December 2004 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Amazonok See more »

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Budget:

EUR3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$228,377
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was originally going to be directed by Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen, but was replaced by Esmee Lammers, two months before shooting. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Barend en Van Dorp: Episode dated 5 November 2003 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Nobody's Wife
Written by Anouk, Bart van Veen and Satindra Kalpoe
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Performed by Anouk
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Guilty pleasure
5 October 2012 | by tessa-625-335484See all my reviews

If you don't expect too much, this movie is quite alright for an evening at home. The story is not very original or surprising, the development of the characters is not particularly strong. However, the movie is quite entertaining, mainly because the acting is fairly good. Sometimes it's nice to eat comfort food instead of a freshly cooked good meal. The only thing I find pretty disturbing is the fact that most of the actors are clearly faking the Breda accent. I am originally from that area and it's hard to listen how they are getting close but just not close enough. Nevertheless it is commendable that the director went for a realistic accent instead of the ever dominating Holland accent in other Dutch movies.


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