Het geheim

Joram Lürsen Feature film - 2010 - 93 min.

Other prizes

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm)

MovieSquad Junior Award

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Conjuring and bungling in this enchanting family film in which the big disappearing act misfires catastrophically. Nice acting by a solid cast, but Daan Schuurmans steals the scene as a Hans Klok clone.

Eight-year-old Ben Stikker is fascinated by conjuring in general and by the big disappearing act in particular. His bungling father claims he has unravelled the secret of this trick, and single-handedly knocks together a disappearance chest. The father-and-son act takes a dramatic turn when Ben’s girlfriend does disappear during the performance, but does not reappear. The media brand the amateur magician as the culprit and the girl’s complete disappearance puts the family under great pressure. Het geheim is a highly imaginative family movie in the true sense of the word, clearly rooted in everyday reality, but slightly overstated. Solid acting, with a nice supporting role for Daan Schuurmans as a Hans Klok clone; the illusionist himself was active behind the scenes as a consultant and perceptive viewers will spot him in an ultrashort cameo. The colourful photography adds the magic touch. With Het geheim, Joram Lürsen proves once again that he is an expert in entertaining and controlling a large audience.


Production Company
Lürsen Film
Frank Ketelaar BV
Joram Lürsen
Frank Ketelaar
Simone van den Ende
Executive Producer
Director of Photography
Production Design
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Sound on Set
Visual Effects
Jan van de Laar
TV Company
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