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Anna is a vital woman who is married and has two daughters. She picks up her old passion of writing again after frequent requests by a colleague and a friend, but she had not foreseen the consequences of family and friends reading her stories...

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Maria Goos (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monic Hendrickx ... Anna
Peter Blok ... Paul
Sarah Jonker Sarah Jonker ... Robin
Sophie van Winden ... Isabelle
Anne-Wil Blankers Anne-Wil Blankers ... Sybille
Tanja Jess Tanja Jess ... Jolande
Ali Ben Horsting Ali Ben Horsting ... Gregor
Petra Laseur Petra Laseur ... Lies
Kristen Denkers Kristen Denkers ... Trudy
Roos Ouwehand Roos Ouwehand ... Sybille (Age 20)
Jeroen Krabbé ... Hugo
Jeroen Willems Jeroen Willems ... Gerard
Jacqueline Blom Jacqueline Blom ... Ellie
Miguel Muñoz Miguel Muñoz ... Anna's father
Thijme Sjiew-oe-Joen Thijme Sjiew-oe-Joen ... Anna (Age 3)
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Storyline

Anna picks up her life-long, as a girl discouraged ambition to write. Preparing to the autobiographic formula of her favorite author, she taps into her, her ma's and two daughters' love and family life as well as her professional experience as midwife. Pondering these, mixed up with gore fantasy, only stirs past and present tension for all concerned. Written by KGF Vissers

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Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

29 September 2005 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Im Labyrinth des Lebens See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€67,790 (Netherlands), 2 October 2005, Limited Release
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IDTV Film See more »
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Dolby Digital | DTS

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen had already been diagnosed with terminal cancer when the movie was shot. Co-director Jean van de Velde was attracted to replace him if there would be a need for that. Van de Sande Bakhuysen did manage to complete the movie, but he died one day before its release. See more »

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Celebrating an highly artificial life
10 October 2005 | by odradek2See all my reviews

For a movie that intends to celebrate life, this movie has the paradoxical quality that everything in it is highly artificial. As a girl suffers from a heart attack, for example, the person who is responsible for this dies in a car crash, so that his heart can be implanted by the girl - and to make it even more far-fetched: the car accident is a reminiscence of an almost-drowning-incident more than ten years earlier with the same actors (the mother Sybille saving the life of the boy, saves then in fact the life of her daughter). These forced plot lines are to be fond almost every scene.

The dialogs contain a similar paradox. The real subject of all speech is never named, yet the single sentences are perfectly clear and fit too perfect and very artificial to the things said before. This creates a sense of deepens that may do it well on stage (the scenario of Maria Goos was originally a lay) but on television it makes your stomach turn more and more as the film advances. And then I have not mentioned all drama and the sweet ending that catalyze this.


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