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Komt een vrouw bij de dokter (2009)

A serial adulterer faces his demons when his loving wife falls severely ill.

Director:

Reinout Oerlemans

Writers:

Mischa Alexander (additional material), Gert Embrechts (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Carice van Houten ... Carmen
Barry Atsma ... Stijn
Anna Drijver ... Roos
Jeroen Willems Jeroen Willems ... Frenk
Sacha Bulthuis Sacha Bulthuis ... Dokter Scheltema
Pierre Bokma ... Huisarts
Gijs Scholten van Aschat ... Doktor Jonkman
Dirk Zeelenberg Dirk Zeelenberg ... Makelaar
David Lucieer David Lucieer ... Doktersassistent
Eva Smid Eva Smid ... Maud
Anne Marie Michels Anne Marie Michels ... Esther
Beppie Melissen Beppie Melissen ... Moeder Carmen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walid Benmbarek ... Ramon
Steef Cuijpers ... Taxichauffeur
Wendell Jaspers Wendell Jaspers ... Anne
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Storyline

Handsome Dutchman Stijn is the star of an advertising agency with his buddy Frenk and a hot womanizer. The boys start their own agency and Stijn marries colleague Carmen, who accepts his incurable greed for truly meaningless one-night-stands. Even fatherhood and a move to the boring country go well, until Carmen gets breast cancer. Now their lives are turned upside-down, maybe wrecked. Written by KGF Vissers

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An ode to love.

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Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

26 November 2009 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

A Woman Goes to the Doctor: An Ode to Love See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€3,675,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€1,295,552 (Netherlands), 29 November 2009, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eyeworks Film & TV Drama See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Dutch title (Komt een vrouw bij de dokter) actually means "a woman goes to the doctor", which is the opening sentence of many jokes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in De wereld draait door: Episode #4.170 (2009) See more »

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Stereotypical story about unfaithfulness and choices!
2 May 2010 | by alfonsscholingSee all my reviews

Not worth watching. The typical (commercial) dutch cinema will guarantee a story that will give you the 'deja vu' experience of a lifetime, because of the selling-point of these movies they need to make a success movie... To bad that they just keep looking in what was a success in the Hollywood box office...

And they never seem to actually do it...

The story is of-course a rip-off of many many Hollywood movies. To bad that there is not enough money left in the dutch cinema to make something less cheesy. Let alone forbid the fact that they will not cop to the pressure of "this needs to be a success"

So bad man... good wife... lots a bullshit around it to fill the rest o the movie. True love... uhh yeah something like that...

Anyways a lot of resemblance for woman that have a bad choice in men in real life so they can become just as mad as when they are watching a bad soap opera...

Which is exactly what this movie is. A ninety minute soap opera. Better go and watch something fun and romantic from the Hollywood section.


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