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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.

Title: Van geluk gesproken
Year: 1987
Duration : 1 hour, 40 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 1993

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Actrice (1988)
Marijke Veugelers
Beste Regie (1988)
Pieter Verhoeff
Beste Acteur (1988)
Michiel Romeyn

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