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The Dark House (2009)

Terug naar de kust (original title)
A woman tries to escape a stalker by moving with her children to her sister's isolated beach house.


Will Koopman


Saskia Noort (novel), Lex Wertwijn (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Linda de Mol ... Maria
Ariane Schluter ... Ans
Daan Schuurmans ... Geert
Koen De Bouw ... Harry
Pierre Bokma ... Rechercheur Van Wijk
Huub Stapel ... Victor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ingeborg Ansing Ingeborg Ansing ... Huisarts
Scott Bovelander Scott Bovelander ... Wolf
Stefan de Walle Stefan de Walle ... Vader
Bess Dekkers Bess Dekkers ... Young Maria
Chris Dekkers Chris Dekkers ... Merel
Lianne Hultink Lianne Hultink ... Verpleegster
Kimberly Klaver Kimberly Klaver ... Maria (18 jaar)
Roos Netjes ... Monique
Esther Scheldwacht Esther Scheldwacht ... Nelly de Wijn


Single mother Maria starts to receive anonymous death threats. Together with her children, she flees to her former parental home, where her older sister Ans now lives. During those cold winter days in the secluded seaside house she is confronted with her traumatic childhood memories. But as the people close to her begin to question her state of mind, her assailant closes in. Written by Holland Film

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Did You Know?


Linda de Mol plays a popular singer in a band in this movie. In real life, Linda briefly pursued a career as a singer herself. See more »


The flashback scene where young Maria drives off in a Mercedes taxi after saying goodbye to her sister and her father, is supposed to take place 20-30 yrs ago. The type of license plate (incl. the blue EU logo on the left) displayed on the taxi, however, wasn't introduced before the year 2000. See more »


Maria: I don't feel like dying, but if I have to I'd like to know why.
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1 Star Is too much
1 May 2010 | by MoviespotSee all my reviews

This film is utter crap ! If it would be possible to give negative stars this one would rate about - 8.It's a DUTCH movie.Consisering you'r warned , I now start with my review. Linda de Mol who 'plays 'the main part is 'acting' like a Robot.There is no sense of any Real emotion in her character whatsoever.She is a very popular TV personality here in the Low-Lands,The perfect daughter-in-law so to say...She is a guarantee for a Full-house...but my goldfish does it better !The script is horrifiying poor and predictable...the photography make one shiver...f.i there is the constantly play with dept-of-field..which dulls the total camera work. Even great actors,as we Dutch like to call them , like Pierre Bokma put their career at stake by appearing in this 'monster '...Pierre's part adds nothing what-so-ever to the story... which is soooo baaad.

BTW, the make-up artist who toughed Linda's face should apply for a house painting job !

anyway these kind of movies still give you a great time...because you die laughing the whole piece through.

it's a shame to realize people actually payed money to go to the cinema to see this thing....

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Release Date:

29 October 2009 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Domburg, Zeeland, Netherlands


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Sound Mix:

DTS (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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