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Summer Heat (2008)

Zomerhitte (original title)
14 months after loosing his partner while making a UNICEF documentary in Afghanistan, Dutch photographer Bob Griffioen's benefactor Federico Federici has landed him a National Geographic ... See full summary »

Director:

Monique van de Ven

Writers:

Jan Wolkers (novel), Edwin de Vries (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Hilbrand Sophie Hilbrand ... Kathleen
Waldemar Torenstra Waldemar Torenstra ... Bob Griffioen
Jeroen Willems ... Federico Federici
Johan Leysen ... Mummie
Cees Geel ... de Lange
Jelka van Houten ... Jara
Jochum ten Haaf ... Vogelwachter
Gijs Naber ... Richard
Giam Kwee Giam Kwee ... Caron
André Arend van de Noord André Arend van de Noord ... Dennis (as André Arend van Noord)
Bert Luppes ... Boer
Rik van de Westelaken Rik van de Westelaken ... Nieuwslezer
Matteo van der Grijn ... Chauffeur
Peter van Bokhorst Peter van Bokhorst ... Klaas
Sarah Jonker Sarah Jonker ... Barmeisje #1
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Storyline

14 months after loosing his partner while making a UNICEF documentary in Afghanistan, Dutch photographer Bob Griffioen's benefactor Federico Federici has landed him a National Geographic assignment on the Wadden island Texel. Shooting wildlife there, Bob meets hedonistic waitress-student Kathleen, who practices nudism on the beach. Alas, her boss and sugar-daddy 'the Mummy' is involved in major drug trade. Both lovers are soon dragged into it, without knowing if they even can trust each-other. Written by KGF Vissers

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Trivia

The last movie based on a novel by Jan Wolkers which was produced when the author himself was still alive. Wolkers died prior to the movie's release, but he was able to visit the set during production. See more »

Goofs

The bird of prey, which is being photographed in the dunes is not a native bird for the Netherlands, but a (trained, captive) American buzzard. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Spuiten en Slikken: Episode #6.1 (2008) See more »

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One of the worst I ever saw.
12 April 2009 | by pietterbeekSee all my reviews

This film should have never been made. Honestly, I must admit that before I saw it I had some serious doubts. The director is not a great actress, though she did a lot of movies in Holland, and the young woman who took the main part is a TV-personality with a constant smile on the face and not much self-criticism. The actor who played the other main part I recently saw in Bride Flight and although that film is better, he did not convince me than. To start with the the story, I have not read the novel it is based upon, but the script that underlays the film is something that might have been done with in mind kids having a birthday party on a rainy Sunday afternoon, not someone of the same age as the director who likes to watch a good movie. Something really disturbing were the overdubbed dialogues, it was most of the time spoken out loud. My regards go to the cameraman, at least he tried to make something out of it. It is a pity that the film is edited lousy, if not, some scenes were certainly more credible.


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

20 March 2008 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Nyári hőség See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,320,936
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RTL Entertainment See more »
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