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Het Verlangen (2017)

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.

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Joram Lürsen

Writer:

Frank Ketelaar
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Credited cast:
Chantal Janzen Chantal Janzen ... Brigitte Hooijmakers
Gijs Naber ... Marc Goudemondt
Alex Klaasen Alex Klaasen ... Boudewijn Goudemondt
Bram van der Vlugt ... Alfred Goudemondt
Anne-Wil Blankers Anne-Wil Blankers ... Nienke Goudemondt
Jelka van Houten Jelka van Houten ... Mariska van Loo
Matteo van der Grijn ... André
Jochum ten Haaf ... Aaron Golsteijn
Peter Bolhuis Peter Bolhuis ... Herman Schutte
Cynthia Abma ... Jeanne van Schaik
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Alphonso Don Alphonso ... Minnaar
Auli Mousumi De Auli Mousumi De ... Reporter
Michel den Hartog Michel den Hartog ... Gedupeerde Echtgenoot
Loes Schnepper ... Rita
Andrew Vandaele Andrew Vandaele ... Delivery man
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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.

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Topkapi Films [Netherlands]

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Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

23 March 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

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Topkapi Films, BNN-VARA See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Anne-Wil Blankers and Bram van der Vlugt have played a married couple before; they provided the voices for Darling and Jim Dear in the Dutch version of Lady and the Tramp (1955). See more »

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Weak plot kills the movie
6 April 2017 | by danielj-09610See all my reviews

'Het Verlangen' has been announced with some bombastic and thereby the expectations where high. Undoubtly with a cast full of stars in combination with the director of the good reviewed 'Alles is Liefde'. In the often underastimated genre of Dutch comedy it is the art to transcend the simplistic and to create an appealing messaged packed in an amusing coat with typical Dutch humor. Unfortunately the producers did not reach that goal, far from. Until halfway the movie there is a development with a cliché but fun story. However, every random average person could have thought up this story. The art is, after the development of the story, to create a logic continuation to the end of the movie. This is the moment where the Rembrandt distinguishes himself from the local amateur painter, Cristiano Ronaldo from players of Roda JC, and herein should the Master- Director distinguishes himself from the random average person. Unfortunately I have to ascertain that the random average person would have done better. After the story development there is the turning point of the story wherein the plot on the most on-logical and on-realistic way elaborates. The film has some very strange, far-fetched twists which makes it a lot less entertaining to watch. The acting is certainly not bad but I have to admit that there arises a feeling of discomfort and aversion against the characters. I feel sorry to conclude that this film could and should have been a lot more better.


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