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When Anna witnesses the suicide of a woman her quiet life is thrown out of balance.


Nanouk Leopold


Nanouk Leopold (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Kraakman ... Anna
Fedja van Huêt ... Sebastiaan
Johanna ter Steege ... Bobby
Frank Vercruyssen ... Verkerke
Hans Croiset Hans Croiset ... Vader
Nathalie Alonso Casale Nathalie Alonso Casale ... Mimi
Monica Dolan ... Claire
Aurélia Petit Aurélia Petit ... Patricia
Skip Goeree ... Jimmy
Mabel González Mabel González ... Maria
David Veenhof David Veenhof ... Zoontje van Vader (as Veenhof Twins)
Ties Veenhof Ties Veenhof ... Zoontje van Vader (as Veenhof Twins)
Vincent Moes Vincent Moes ... Jeffrey
Simone Gablan Simone Gablan ... Kleuterjuf
Guido Pollemans Guido Pollemans ... Jonge man in bar


When Anna witnesses the suicide of a woman her quiet life is thrown out of balance.

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Release Date:

25 August 2005 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Fremd im eigenen Leben See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€14,471 (Netherlands), 28 August 2005, Limited Release
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A good movie..needs a plot!
26 September 2005 | by ewok271See all my reviews

This is one of the movies that seem promising at the start, stay so until the end but don't go anywhere. The plot is poor, with no clear storyline, apart from a girl who doesn't talk much, finds a dead body in her bathroom and starts getting paranoid with her husband. "Guernsey" is characterized by many (too) long, silent shots, which do give a pretty good atmosphere, but clearly lack some action. Everything Anna (the main character) does, has unclear reasons, and she therefore soon becomes a bit annoying ("Talk, girl, talk!"). All the intrigues and relationships between the main characters remain superficial, where some surprising turn in the plot could (and should) have mattered a lot. In summary, the movie is worth watching when you like a grisly ambiance created by silent scenes, but you'll need a real lot of patience if you're waiting for some action, or any at all.

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