After both signing an agreement with a company that offers to end their lives when they least expect it, a dejected millionaire and a disheartened young woman fall in love and have to find a way to get out of their binding contracts.
Mike van Diem
Jeroen van Koningsbrugge,
The film tells the love story between Hans (Barry Atsma) and Margje (Noortje Herlaar) - sweethearts since school. Hans grows up in a strict religious environment, with a brutal father. He ... See full summary »
Two brothers get caught up in a bitter battle for honor when they attempt to save their ailing publishing company by having an uncultured but attractive woman pose as the author of an unknown talent's literary masterpiece.
When conditions are right an infamous ice-skating race is held in the north of the Netherlands. The 200 km race must be completed by midnight and everyone who finishes receives a medal. ... See full summary »
Steven de Jong
Willeke van Ammelrooy,
After riding le Mont Ventoux myself, I couldn't wait to watch this movie as soon as possible. Set in the beautiful landscape of le Provence, you first experience what men like to do most: hanging out with each other, riding on their bikes and drinking alcohol. But behind this simple routine of decadence, there lies a great drama, hidden in time. Old relationships and hatred come together.
The movie overall is not the same as the book, but the slight differences didn't bother me at all. The casting is good, hence the characters are portrayed both young and old by different actors. The nice blend between good actors and the sensation of cycling on the mythical mountain kept me on my seat. Non-cyclists may or may not recognize all quotes and references used in this movie, like 'De Renner' by Tim Krabbé or the methods that are used to clean your bike. There is, however, a lot to enjoy for anyone.
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