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In late 19th century's Netherlands, an albino woman and a blind man develop an indiscriminate love for one another. Will love be blind?

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Tamar van den Dop
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joren Seldeslachts ... Ruben Rietlander
Halina Reijn ... Marie Tinne
Katelijne Verbeke Katelijne Verbeke ... Catherine Rietlander
Jan Decleir ... Dokter Victor Verbeecke
Amaryllis Uitterlinden Amaryllis Uitterlinden ... Marie fantasie
Lien de Grave Lien de Grave ... Ann
Wine Dierickx Wine Dierickx ... Zuster #1
Reinhilde Decleir Reinhilde Decleir ... Zuster #2
Hilt de Vos Hilt de Vos ... Zuster #3
Ina Geerts ... Jolien
Abke Haring Abke Haring ... Renna
Diane Belmans Diane Belmans ... Lillie
Blanka Heirman Blanka Heirman ... Paulet
Valerie Geeraerts Valerie Geeraerts ... Martha
Annemieke Bakker Annemieke Bakker ... Romie (as Annemieke Aalderink-Bakker)
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In late 19th century's Netherlands, an albino woman and a blind man develop an indiscriminate love for one another. Will love be blind?

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Drama | Romance

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Ruben Rietlander: Come back. You belong with me.
Marie: Not any more.
Ruben Rietlander: Who says that?
Marie: Am I beautiful?
Ruben Rietlander: Yes!
Marie: Don't lie.
Ruben Rietlander: I belong with you. Why won't you believe me?
Marie: I don't believe in fairytales.
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Referenced in De wereld draait door: Episode #5.36 (2009) See more »

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Great cinematography !
5 April 2012 | by xray-953-237678See all my reviews

Truly great cinematography, at a minimum cost, with unknown actors. Can it be? Sure. Just sit comfortably, relax and let this film tune up with your breath. Tamar van den Dop delivered a hollow drama, with an approach that brings to mind Lars von Trier at his best. She is presenting images of her story with unparalleled power, filmed in a minimal way that underlines every single moment, every single shot, every breath the characters take. The story itself is a very powerful one, carrying echoes from ancient Greek tragedies. A love story, the most common story in all times, takes off here and grabs us in a turn no one could imagine. Brilliant. Besides the poetic images, the use of sound and music pieces is Dop's secret weapon. Some of the best secanses I've ever seen, have been filmed with utmost care, superbly designed and executed. Really, you must see for yourself. Last but not least, the actors. Halina Reijn and Joren Seldeslachts are perfectly casted to give flesh and bones to two difficult characters, under the exceptional guidance of van den Dop.

A very original and unconventional point of view, the new era in cinematography. Don't miss it.


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Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

8 February 2007 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

A szerelem vak See more »

Filming Locations:

Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium See more »

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Budget:

EUR3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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