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Tulipani: Liefde, eer en een fiets (2017)

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After losing his farm during the floods of 1953, a romantic Dutch farmer is tired of getting his socks wet. He cycles to Italy and decides to grow tulips in the sweltering heat of Puglia.

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Mike van Diem
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ksenia Solo ... Anna
Giancarlo Giannini ... Catarella
Anneke Sluiters ... Ria
Gijs Naber ... Gauke
Donatella Finocchiaro ... Chiara
Giorgio Pasotti ... Piero
Lidia Vitale ... Immacolata
Peter Schindelhauer ... SSE driver
Michele Venitucci ... Vito
Flavio Albanese Flavio Albanese ... Doctor
Teodosio Barresi Teodosio Barresi ... One of the Villagers
Totò Onnis Totò Onnis ... Lo Bianco
Linda Hand Linda Hand ... Nurse
Elena Cantarone Elena Cantarone ... NUN
Luciano Marinelli Luciano Marinelli ... Mayor
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TULIPANI tells the story of a romantic Dutch farmer named Gauke (Gijs Naber) who after losing his farm during the floods of 1953 is determined to never ever have wet socks again. He cycles to the sizzling hot south of Italy to start a new life and ends up at the outskirts of a small village in Puglia. Due to his fairylike and miraculous tulip trade, his passionate love-life and his turbulent scuffles with the dubious local business practices, he becomes a living legend - to then suddenly disappear. Thirty years later, an Italian police inspector (Giancarlo Giannini) attempts to unravel the story, but struggles to distinguish fact from fiction. With the help of the young Canadian Anna (Ksenia Solo) he discovers what truly happened. Written by The Producers

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Country:

Netherlands

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English | Italian | Dutch

Release Date:

21 September 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Tulips, Love, Honour and a Bike See more »

Filming Locations:

Bari, Apulia, Italy See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Dutch Oscarwinner Marleen Gorris (Antonia' s Line) was supposed to direct this movie. Due to illness she was replaced by another Dutch Oscar director Mike van Diem (Character). See more »

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DUTCH TREAT
26 September 2018 | by js-66130See all my reviews

To tell a tall tale, the Italians speak loudly, with much exaggeration, and accompany themselves eagerly with fast moving hands. Subtlety is not on the menu.

A rather wild and wooly story, "Tulipani" is told from several points in time, which proves a tad confusing at first, but soon enough, once the audience is priorly strapped in, congeals into a starchy, pasta water whole. We start in Canada, travel back to Holland, but everything really happens in a small Italian town. Locales and languages shift on a slippery dime, which adds to the fun craziness of this engrossing fairy tale of true romance.

Gauke, a stoic, heroic Dutch man's man winds up bringing much more than just tulips to a folksy village in desperate need of saving. The loopy plot unfolds from the very colourful memory of the local tavern owner, which takes it into a foggy, grey area. Who knows how things actually went down, but it sure is fun when guided by an old fashioned, wide-eyed story teller.

Over the top? Entertaining? Whimsical? Cliched? Silly? Big-hearted? Unbelievable? You betcha.


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