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Love is the Word (2013)

Hemel op Aarde (original title)
Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.

Director:

Pieter Kuijpers

Writer:

Edward Stelder (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Huub Stapel ... Pastoor
Ella-June Henrard ... Moniek Verheije
Jeroen van Koningsbrugge ... Vader
Filip Peeters ... Gerard Verheije
Lies Visschedijk ... Moeder
Veerle Dobbelaere Veerle Dobbelaere ... Elsa Verheije
Allard Geerlings Allard Geerlings ... Duitse politieagent
Mark Kleuskens ... Duitse douane
Bram van Schie Bram van Schie ... Bart Geraedts
Aaron Roggeman Aaron Roggeman ... Peter Verheije
Leigh Oudman Leigh Oudman ... Communicantje
Michel Sluysmans Michel Sluysmans ... Agent Jaap
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Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Netherlands | Belgium

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

19 December 2013 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Love is the Word See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€28,459 (Netherlands), 22 December 2013, Limited Release
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

Though the movie is set in 1979, The video rental store shows House II: The Second Story on the shelves which was released almost a decade later. See more »

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References Grease (1978) See more »

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Nice but predictable
10 July 2015 | by Paul FrissenSee all my reviews

This movie is about my youth. Having lived in the same area, being of the same age as Bart and also experiencing the catholic influences everything in the film is recognizable. This makes the film a joy to watch, especially because of the very accurate portrait of the seventies and the acting. However, the movie is on the sentimental side and above all highly predictable. Virtually every cliché possible has been used.

For that reason only a 7 for this nostalgic movie although it brought back a lot of memories.

PS Even in the Netherlands this film is subtitled because of the regional dialect used by almost all players.


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