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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.

Director:

Joram Lürsen

Writer:

Kim van Kooten (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michiel Romeyn Michiel Romeyn ... Jan
Thomas Acda ... Ted Coelman
Anneke Blok Anneke Blok ... Simone Coelman
Carice van Houten ... Kiki Jollema
Jeroen Spitzenberger ... Prins Valentijn
Wendy van Dijk Wendy van Dijk ... Klaasje van Ophorst
Peter Paul Muller Peter Paul Muller ... Dennis
Daan Schuurmans ... Kees Tromp
Paul de Leeuw Paul de Leeuw ... Victor Jollema
Lies Visschedijk ... Alicia
Marc-Marie Huijbregts Marc-Marie Huijbregts ... Rudolf van Hoogstraten Bosch
Lineke Rijxman Lineke Rijxman ... Jutta Horvath
Viggo Waas Viggo Waas ... Youri
Camilla Siegertsz ... Anneke
Bas Keijzer Bas Keijzer ... Rens
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Love is like Santa Claus. Believing is everything.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 October 2007 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Is All See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€3,740,500 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

The day saint Nicolas arrives in Holland, is in the movie on a Sunday, but in reality it is always celebrated on a Saturday. See more »

Quotes

Kees Tromp: Oh my god. I ran out of my own wedding today.
Jan: Did you not love her enough?
Kees Tromp: I've never loved anyone more.
Jan: What's her name?
Kees Tromp: Victor...
Jan: Yeah, that's an option too...
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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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Remade as Zot van A. (2010) See more »

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Alles is Liefde
Written and performed by Bløf
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Just good
21 October 2007 | by D_vd_BSee all my reviews

I saw "Alles is Liefde" recently and I liked it. The advertisement for the film is strange..sometimes this film is presented as a pure romantic movie, but most often you'll only see the ruder jokes. As is with the truth sometimes, the film itself lies between those two.

The acting is good. It seemed that Dutch mainstream film left the soap level some years ago. There are a lot of new faces and a number of old ones. Carice van Houten for example, rising star that is close to international stardom, is a great actress that has little trouble with playing totally different roles. In Alles is Liefde, she is simply great.

I will not spoil much about the story, but it starts great with the arrival of Sinterklaas. The mood is just right, the acting just fits and it all feels very real (even if you live far from Amsterdam). The directing seems pretty solid and the sets are good(production is sometimes very weak in dutch cinema).

The acting is good. There are many, and with that I really mean MANY characters that we follow during the movie and they are all so different. We see a working class family, unhappy saleswoman, royalty womanizer, gay couple, mothers that seem confused about this point of their lives and prehaps the greatest of them all; a middle aged man that comes back to Amsterdam to do something about his past and gets famous and pushed around in a situation that is very public and absolutely not for him.

The only thing that I didn't like about this film is the music. Sure, it's pretty good, but there is just a little bit too much of it. It's mostly mainstream music and it's very romantic, but when you use this kind of music on any situation it's kinda loses its power later on.

The rest; great. This movie is fun and romantic. There is enough for anybody, so not many people will be bored while watching this (except the Chuck Norrise-like filmlovers).


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