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Little Sister (1995)

Zusje (original title)
Martijn is obsessed with his younger sister Daantje and visits her to make a documentary about her. He manages to invade Daantje's life with his video camera, but soon unresolved issues from a distant past come to the surface.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim van Kooten ... Daantje
Romijn Conen ... Martijn (as Martijn Zuidewind)
Hugo Metsers ... Martijn (voice) (as Hugo Metsers III)
Bert Pot Bert Pot ... Martijn (subjective camera)
Roeland Fernhout Roeland Fernhout ... Ramon
Ganna Veenhuysen Ganna Veenhuysen ... Ingeborg
Hannah Risselada Hannah Risselada ... Kleine Daantje
Michael Münninghoff Michael Münninghoff ... Kleine Martijn (as Michiel Münninghoff)
Alenka Dorrele Alenka Dorrele ... Moeder Zuidewind (as Alenka Dorrell)
Peter Idenburg Peter Idenburg ... Vader Zuidewind
Taco Keers Taco Keers ... Bas
Marianne Jeuken Marianne Jeuken ... Bovenbuurvrouw
Carl Wünderlich Carl Wünderlich ... Marktkoopman
Herman Brood Herman Brood ... Bovenbuurman
Eulalia Montseré Eulalia Montseré ... Spaanse vriendin
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Storyline

After several years without contact, Martijn visits his sister Daantje, who just started to live on her own in Amsterdam. He tells her he is going to make a documentary about her life, and enters her home with a video camera. This creates tension between Daantje and her brother because he wants to recall something that happened between them in the past. To keep Martijn at a distance, Daantje starts a relationship with Ramón, but Martijn gets between them. He manages to talk to her so that she remembers the things that happened when they were kids. This helps him to overcome his obsession for his sister, and after playing over their history, he is finally able to see her without the video camera like he did during the course of the movie. Written by Dennis Jansen <Dennis.Jansen@student.bosb.wau.nl>

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

11 January 1996 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Lillesøster See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Jay Schneider. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the finishing credits, the film itself is suggested to be sold on a flea-market as "re-usable" videotape (the film is shot on video, supposedly the handy-cam of one of the main characters). See more »

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Featured in Allemaal film: Betere tijden (2007) See more »

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mo'ship introducing joy
(W.B. Kamerbeek, P.D. Andries, K.D. Haitsma, Joy, W. Hellbreker & Cpt. B.)
Performed by p & bee productions for p & bee records
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An extremely intelligent and complex film.
18 December 1998 | by Attila-5See all my reviews

Zusje is one of the most intelligent and fascinating films I have ever seen. The way the story is told, the performances, everything about this film is brilliant. The story is gruesome, tragic, and very unpredictable. It leaves you wondering right up to the final scene about what really happened between Daan and Tijn when they were children, and leaves you with an ending nobody could possibly guess. Shocking and fascinating, a film well worth seeing.


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