Toen was geluk heel gewoon - de film

Ineke Houtman Feature film - 2014 - 90 min.
Six plus
Foul language

Other prizes

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm)

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Born Rotterdam citizens Jaap and Nel Kooiman, Simon Stokvis and Mr. Harmsen make their debut on the silver screen. It is 1974 and the Netherlands have just lost the heroic World Soccer Championship final. Out of pure frustration, Jaap throws the TV set from the window. This event is the overture to a comic family film in which Jaap is on the receiving end. From a mother in law who charges him with murdering her dog to a wife who falls for the charms of her yoga teacher, who is from Amsterdam to boot.


Director(s) Ineke Houtman
Script Lars Boom
Producer(s) Edwin van Meurs
Production Company
Infinity Belgium BVBA
Executive Producer
Marijke van der Molen
David de Graaf
Director of Photography
Production Design
Sound Editor
Sound on Set
Visual Effects
Studio WooHoo
TV Company
Still Photography
Production Country
Netherlands, Belgium