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 2004

Gouden Kalf winner

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

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