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A lonely widower finds himself facing both his own regrets and his devout Calvinist community when he takes a deranged vagrant into his home.


Diederik Ebbinge
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Ton Kas Ton Kas ... Fred
René van 't Hof René van 't Hof ... Theo
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Ariane Schluter ... Saskia
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Devout Calvinist widower Fred leads a respectable, utterly boring life since he evicted his only son. Suddenly arrives Theo, a mentally impaired adult, mental age about five. Fred starts enjoying 'fathering' again, becomes protective and even defends him against bully urchins and the pretentious bigot sexton. When Theo asks to 'wed' Fred, both grumpy men's darkest secrets and regrets have to be dealt with. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

7 February 2013 (Netherlands) See more »

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A Montanha Matterhorn See more »

Filming Locations:

Beveren, Belgium See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the beginning of the movie, the license plate on the bus and the sign at the bus stop are not from the time the film is set in. These signs and plates were introduced on a later date. See more »


Referenced in Bro's Before Ho's (2013) See more »


I am what I am
Written by Jerry Herman (as J. Herman)
Arranged by Dionys Breukers
Sung by Alex Klassen
copyright: Warner Chapelle
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love it - love it - love it
19 June 2014 | by hp-anzingerSee all my reviews

what a movie - enjoyed every minute of it

Weird little beautiful story - where everything worked (was hooked from the first minute). Kind of a new experience - a slow paced movie where I didn't want to miss any minute.

Why it deserves 10 stars

The script: it's brilliant - no clue what happens next and believable when it happens. The actors: OK I only read the subtitles but the acting looked really good - and the casting was spot on The look: Weird and nice like the film.

It's really amazing how many good films are now from Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden and Norway.

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