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One winter's day Jacob and his sister Marie are left behind in the woods by their unemployed father. In his coat Jacob finds a note from his mother urging them to go to their uncle in Spain... See full summary »

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Alex van Warmerdam

Writers:

Otakar Votocek (contributing writer), Alex van Warmerdam
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Teresa Berganza Teresa Berganza ... Mother (as Maria Teresa Berganza)
Johan Leysen ... Father
Halina Reijn ... Maria
Jacob Derwig ... Jacob
Frank Lammers ... Farmer
Annet Malherbe ... Farmer's wife
Jaap Spijkers Jaap Spijkers ... Horewhopper
Laura Cepeda ... Dolores
Lola Peno Lola Peno ... Woman on balcony
Fernando Moraleda Fernando Moraleda ... Man on balcony
Ulises Dumont ... Luis
Carmelo Gómez ... Diego
Peggy Sandaal Peggy Sandaal ... Sofia
Elvira Mínguez ... Teresa
Henri Garcin Henri Garcin ... Don Felipe
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One winter's day Jacob and his sister Marie are left behind in the woods by their unemployed father. In his coat Jacob finds a note from his mother urging them to go to their uncle in Spain. They arrive in Spain only to find that their uncle has died. Marie meets Diego, a rich surgeon, and falls in love with him. Diego lives with his domineering sister Teresa. Marie marries Diego. Jacob keeps jealously trying to tear his sister away from Diego. His efforts are in vain and Jacob starts to provoke Diego. It soon becomes clear that Jacob's defiance won't go unpunished... Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | Spanish

Release Date:

4 December 2003 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Pagidevmenoi se ena frikto oneiro See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€29,891 (Netherlands), 7 December 2003, Limited Release
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Graniet Film BV See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Mysterious, exciting, compelling
17 March 2004 | by JosineSee all my reviews

This is a story about a brother and a sister going on a journey together, because their parents didn't have money to support them anymore.

Where the movie is about a journey, the movie itself is like a journey too, where the viewer constantly falls into amazement, excitement, recognition, and sometimes a laughing fit. Its a surreal story that starts of exactly the same as Hansel and Grettel, but where you expect the brother and sister to find a house of candy, the movie takes a totally different turn, and goes on like that. Every time you think you know whats going to happen, its like the director says "ha ha, but I'm not that predictable" and sticking out his tong to you. This keeps the movie exciting and exhilarating till the end.

I sincerely enjoyed this movie, its one of those movies that you recommend so often and much to other people that they'll hate you for it!

9/10


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