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Alles is liefde (2007)

The bumpy love lives of four Amsterdam couples intersect during the days leading up to Dutch national holiday Sinterklaas.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michiel Romeyn ... Jan
... Ted Coelman
Anneke Blok ... Simone Coelman
... Kiki Jollema
... Prins Valentijn
Wendy van Dijk ... Klaasje van Ophorst
Peter Paul Muller ... Dennis
... Kees Tromp
Paul de Leeuw ... Victor Jollema
... Alicia
Marc-Marie Huijbregts ... Rudolf van Hoogstraten Bosch
Lineke Rijxman ... Jutta Horvath
Viggo Waas ... Youri
... Anneke
Bas Keijzer ... Rens
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LOVE IS ALL Klaasje has divorced Dennis, who cheated on her with a school teacher. Dennis would like her back, but when she moves in with a young lover it looks as if he has missed the boat. Meanwhile, Klaasje's best friend Simone is the pivot of her family. Her husband Ted often feels redundant and he does not have the guts to tell her that he has been laid off. Pool attendant Victor is looking forward to marrying the love of his life, Kees. But Kees has doubts and keeps his fears at bay during weekends spent 'larping' (Live Action Role Play). Victor's sister Kiki, a sales assistant at department store Bijenkorf, is dreaming of a prince on a white horse. But she is unaware of the fact that a real prince, Valentijn, is crazy about her. With the arrival of a mysterious Santa Claus, all these amorous ups and downs reach a climax, while the happy endings come closer too. Written by Motel Films

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Love is like Santa Claus. Believing is everything.

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11 October 2007 (Netherlands)  »

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Love Is All  »

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€3,740,500 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€621,225 (Netherlands), 14 October 2007, Limited Release
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Trivia

"Alles is liefde" the soundtrack of the movie was created by the dutch band BLØF. See more »

Goofs

When Kiki Jollema falls off the coach, her back is turned towards the prince. However, when Prins Valentijn catches her, she faces him. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: When you're young, you'll believe anything. Spinaze will give you muscles, your father is the strongest man in Holland and Sinterklaas is real. But there will be a day that you look at the mans shoes and think... wait a minute, those are my fathers shoes. You always suspected something like that but it's all getting through to you now. It's nonsence to believe there's a man with a long white beard in Spain who takes the boat to Holland every year to put something in your shoe. And another thing...
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Crazy Credits

During the initial credits, there is footage of the re-scheduled wedding. The rest of the credits are laid out as a wedding invitation/ card and have hand-written greetings to the couple inscribed, as well as stills from the film and small clips in floral heart shapes of couples (not necessarily from the film). See more »

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References Shark Tale (2004) See more »

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Like A Star
Written by Corinne Bailey Rae (as C. Bailey Rae)
Performed by Corinne Bailey Rae
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Super!
14 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

Colorful, touching, and very funny! This can be considered as a Dutch version of Love Actually (even the fonts of the credit titles are similar), which is a big compliment to Love Actually. As the stories and situations here are very Dutch (including gay marriage and a vehicle carefully locked to a bridge), I think this film will move Dutch viewers more than the British version did. I know I wanted to cry at the end, but I was there with my girlfriend. Super performances of the all-star cast, all playing the roles they do best. And the movie shows Amsterdam from its most wonderful side as well!

The movie does raise a worrying question though: what will we do when He really dies? My suggestion: we ask Gijs Scholten van Aschat. Any other candidates?

Try to avoid the trailer, which spoils some surprises.


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