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Het schnitzelparadijs (2005)

A romantic comedy about the adventures of Nordip Doenia, a clever young Moroccan guy in The Netherlands. His parents destine him for great things, but Nordip clearly has different ideas. He... See full summary »

Director:

Martin Koolhoven

Writers:

Khalid Boudou (novel), Mimoun Oaïssa (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Noah Valentyn Noah Valentyn ... Nordip Doenia (as Mounir Valentyn)
Bracha van Doesburgh ... Agnes Meerman
Mimoun Oaïssa Mimoun Oaïssa ... Amimoen
Yahya Gaier Yahya Gaier ... Mo
Tygo Gernandt ... Goran
Mohammed Chaara Mohammed Chaara ... Nadir Doenia
Micha Hulshof Micha Hulshof ... Sander
Gürkan Küçüksentürk Gürkan Küçüksentürk ... Ali
Sabri Saad El-Hamus Sabri Saad El-Hamus ... Mr. Doenia
Frank Lammers ... Willem
Linda van Dyck Linda van Dyck ... Nina Meerman
Porgy Franssen Porgy Franssen ... Mr. Meerman
Sanne Vogel Sanne Vogel ... Claudia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Drijver ... Girl in disco
Nezha Karim Nezha Karim ... Mrs. Doenia
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A romantic comedy about the adventures of Nordip Doenia, a clever young Moroccan guy in The Netherlands. His parents destine him for great things, but Nordip clearly has different ideas. He takes up a simple job far below his level as a dishwasher in a big motel. There, he falls in love with Agnes, the niece of the motel owner. But Agnes faces the same parental pressure as Nordip: she is destined to take over the motel in the future, but she doesn't have ambitions for this. The love relationship between Nordip and Agnes is doomed to failure, unless Nordip can convince Agnes in going her own way, against her parent's wishes. Written by Rene Guillot

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Achmed Akkabi did a screen-test for the leading part (Nordip), but did not get it. Later he did get the leading part in De president (2011) the movie that the producers (Lemming Film) tried to sell as a sequel (it was also a book with a multi cultural angle, written by Khalid Boudou. That movie bombed. See more »

Crazy Credits

The actors introduce themselves and some cut scenes with goofs are shown. See more »

Connections

References In the Name of Love (1973) See more »

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So dumb
26 January 2006 | by JosfaberSee all my reviews

I didn't like this movie. I thought this was a comedy but it seems more like a romantic film. The end was too predictable. I think the only one who really deserves a whole lot of respect is Tygo. He plays a real freak, which is quite an effort. All the other actors just play someone really close to themselves. Further more I'd like the character Ali, who was the only one I felt sorry for in the movie and the only one I sometimes even had to laugh about. The music video of this movie: Wat wil je doen dan by the Partysquad and a league of dutch rappers contains like nearly all the funny parts of the movie. It wasn't that much a waste of my time, although I think that there are a whole lot of movies that I should have watched in stead.


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | Arabic

Release Date:

8 September 2005 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Kitchen Paradise See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR850,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,585,846
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2.35 : 1
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