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De gelukkige huisvrouw (2010)

After giving birth to her first child, a happily married woman sees her picture-perfect life spiral out of control.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Lea
... Beau
... Harry
René van 't Hof ... Verpleger Rene
Joke Tjalsma ... Moeder Henriette
Martijn Nieuwerf ... Dieter
... Cynthia
Maike Meijer ... Zus Brigit
Jaap Spijkers ... Theo
Gijs de Lange ... Vader
Annemieke Bakker ... Lidwien (as Annemieke Aalderink Bakker)
Rik Launspach ... Dr. Kallenback
Anke Engels ... Corine
Bert Luppes ... Dr. Mulder
Eric van der Donk ... Meneer Zevenhoven
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Storyline

Lea is an immaculate 30-something wife whose husband's job in real estate allows her an enviably glossy lifestyle. The word 'emancipation' simply isn't in her vocabulary and as long as the money rolls in, all is rosy. So, when Harry Jr. arrives, she is a little traumatized at having to swap canapés for nappies. The result is a brave but hilarious story about a woman who fights to get her past - and her present - firmly back on track. Written by Holland Film

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15 April 2010 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

The Happy Housewife  »

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€1,800,000 (estimated)
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The neighborhood featured in the opening shot, and thus where Lea and Harry live is the "overgooi" in Almere. See more »

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Featured in Pauw & Witteman: Episode #5.17 (2010) See more »

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For Bitter Or Worse
Written by Anouk Teeuwe, Martin Gjerstad, Aben Eubanks, Tore Johansson
Performed by Anouk Teeuwe
Courtesy of EMI
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About as funny as an orphanage on fire
22 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

I can't believe that this is listed as a comedy. If this is what Dutch people find humorous, then I think it's safe to say that they have the worst sense of humour in the entire world. There is absolutely NOTHING funny about this film, even as a dark comedy. Sorry, but I don't think that trying to kill a baby is funny and I have a pretty f*cking twisted sense of humour. Not to mention that the main character of this film is an annoying, racist b*tch and completely unlikeable at that. In fact, all of the characters in this film are equally unlikeable and annoying. I'm not going to tell you not to watch this, but I am going to tell you not to make the mistake that I did and go into this expecting to laugh. You will not laugh. Unless of course, you're Dutch. Then I don't know, maybe you'll laugh.


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