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Het schnitzelparadijs (2005)

A romantic comedy about the adventures of Nordip Doenia, a young Moroccan criminal in The Netherlands. His parents destine him for great things, but Nordip clearly has different ideas

Director:

Martin Koolhoven

Writers:

Khalid Boudou (novel), Mimoun Oaïssa (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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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Storyline

A romantic comedy about the adventures of Nordip Doenia, a young Moroccan criminal 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

Director Sergio Sollima is thanked in the end credits. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Happy Family (2006) See more »

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Bad script, Bad acting. Yep Dutch hit movie
14 September 2005 | by Robby_VSee all my reviews

Yes there is some trace of humor in this film, but aside from that the movie is terrible. This one has movie making 101 written all over it.

Romeo & Julia love story in a restaurants' kitchen setting with lots of different character types to bring out situations deemed funny. Some of the situations could have been funny if it wasn't that you could see them coming miles away. The script is so basic without any shame to use cliché's that it hurts to watch.

Nice for the crowd between age 12 and 16 that made up 80% of the movie's audience, for the people with an attention span longer than 1 second, spend your time and money elsewhere.


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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Lemming Film See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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