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Pieter Verhoeff Feature film - 1987 - 100 min.

Gouden Kalf-winnaar

Beste Acteur Michiel Romeyn

Beste Actrice Marijke Veugelers

Beste Regie Pieter Verhoeff

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In collaboration with director Pieter Verhoeff, Jean van der Velde based the script for this feature film on Marijke Höweler's book. Incorporating a whole series of subplots, the film follows, from one Christmas to the next, the occupants of a typical Amsterdam upstairs flat in a working-class neighbourhood. Two adventurous students, an unemployed bricklayer, a bachelor, his demented mother and a failed singer with her boyfriend, dog and two daughters are all in pursuit of a chunk of happiness, which leads to humorous as well as tragic situations. The film was awarded three Golden Calves.


Production Company
Nedfilm & Television B.V.
Director of Photography
Paul van den Bos
Production Design
Dorus van der Linden
Sound on Set
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