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Happy Family (2006)

'n Beetje Verliefd (original title)
Thijs is a ripe-age Dutch tomato grower. His adult daughters plan to have him move in a skyscraper-flat, leaving home and professional life, but he takes his adolescent (half-)Moroccon ... See full summary »

Director:

Martin Koolhoven

Writer:

Maarten Lebens
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ad van Kempen Ad van Kempen ... Thijs
Geert de Jong Geert de Jong ... Jacky
Yes-R Yes-R ... Omar
Tjitske Reidinga ... Aafke
Plien van Bennekom Plien van Bennekom ... Vonne
Sabri Saad El-Hamus Sabri Saad El-Hamus ... Tarik
Fatma Genç Fatma Genç ... Meral
Sadik Eksi Sadik Eksi ... Erhan
Luk D'Heu Luk D'Heu ... Jeff
Frieda Pittoors Frieda Pittoors ... Maria
Gene Bervoets ... Guy
Helmert Woudenberg Helmert Woudenberg ... Dokter
Yahya Gaier Yahya Gaier ... Ab
Sedat Mert Sedat Mert ... Adem
Juliette de Wijn Juliette de Wijn ... Lady in old age home
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Thijs is a ripe-age Dutch tomato grower. His adult daughters plan to have him move in a skyscraper-flat, leaving home and professional life, but he takes his adolescent (half-)Moroccon grandson Omar's advice to refuse and keep living. Thijs even lets the cheerful rascal coach his love-life, which lands him on a blind date with Jacky, an energetic Flemish woman, who won't take no for an answer but turns up at his door-step till he consents, and soon drags him into evening life, preparing for a dance contest. Soon after Omar turns up, listless and lazier then ever, runaway from school and home. The obvious reason for the horny hound's hanging head is a girl: Mergal is foxy, Turkish and as smitten as he, but her burly big brother Erhan will only allow a boy to go steady with her who has proven himself his better on the field in the traditional manly sport of oil-wrestling. Now Thijs, in his day a 'dry' wrestler, resolves to return the kid's favor by coaching down-beaten Omar back to life... Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Even though the movie was made for TV ( through the Dutch Telefilm project) the movie came out in the theatre first and was a success. It won a Golden Film. Koolhoven made the two most successful Telefilms that came out in the cinema's. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the opening credits the leading actors are animated. When the last credit appears (that of director Martin Koolhoven) we see a cartoon version of Koolhoven. See more »

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References Bonkers (2005) See more »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

14 December 2006 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR800,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,271,669
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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