Character (Karakter) Reviews

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August 14, 2011
This powerful family melodrama from the Netherlands won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar
June 27, 2007
A remarkably stylish, well-crafted film that constantly surprises on the level of cinematic creativity alone.
September 11, 2005
Dickensian in style, and not without a dash of Kafka, the film is beautifully shot by Rogier Stoffers and Mike van Diem's direction and screenplay are nigh perfect.
July 17, 2005
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July 31, 2002
Van Diem uses cinematic technique to propel his story; he doesn't treat the story as an excuse to show off his technique
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April 12, 2002
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Tremendous emotional energy is brought to the screen by an excellent story and exceptionally fine performances.
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