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Yes Nurse! No Nurse! (2002)

Ja zuster, nee zuster (original title)
The film is a cheerful stylized musical comedy a la 8 femmes. The story happens in the guest-house of sister Klivia in one of the Dutch towns. The inhabitants of the guest-house are very ... See full summary »

Director:

Pieter Kramer
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loes Luca Loes Luca ... Zuster Klivia
Tjitske Reidinga ... Jet
Waldemar Torenstra Waldemar Torenstra ... Gerrit
Edo Brunner Edo Brunner ... Bertus
Lennart Vader Lennart Vader ... Bobby
Beppe Costa Beppe Costa ... Ingenieur
Paul Kooij Paul Kooij ... Buurman Boordevol
Paul de Leeuw Paul de Leeuw ... Wouter
Frits Lambrechts Frits Lambrechts ... Opa
Pierre van Duijl Pierre van Duijl ... Zorbo de Griek
Raymonde de Kuyper Raymonde de Kuyper ... De Drie Trudies
Trudy de Jong Trudy de Jong ... De Drie Trudies
Trudie Lute Trudie Lute ... De Drie Trudies
Olga Zuiderhoek Olga Zuiderhoek ... Mevrouw de Rechter
Henk Stuurman Henk Stuurman ... Mijnheer Azalea
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The film is a cheerful stylized musical comedy a la 8 femmes. The story happens in the guest-house of sister Klivia in one of the Dutch towns. The inhabitants of the guest-house are very cheerful and good-hearted persons whose open communal lifestyle is contrasted with the life of somewhat nasty and complaining neighbor behind the wall heer Boordevool. Boordevool has spent ages looking for reasons to shut the guest-house. One day a girl from the guest-house meets a nice young guy Gerrit. Sister Klivia lets Gerrit stay regardless of him being a thief. Will that give a chance to the insinuations of the neighbor? Written by Natalie-7

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The red cross on the men's singlets has the letters J, Z, N and Z in the four corners. These are the initials of the film's title. The red cross on the marching girls' costumes is surrounded by the name of the film. See more »

Goofs

Although the movie is set in the '60s, you can see a present day cat food tin when Ingenieur feeds his pill to Boordevol's cat. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the credits a home movie is shown in which the then princess Beatrix visits the resthouse with her son Willem-Alexander. Funny touch: Willem-Alexander is already wearing a crown and Beatrix is pregnant, expecting her second child. See more »

Connections

References Ja zuster, nee zuster: De knödel (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Duifies, duifies
Music by Harry Bannink
Lyrics by Annie M.G. Schmidt
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Think MGM 30's musical meets Pee Wee's Playhouse as seen through a European eye.
9 June 2003 | by Havan_IronOakSee all my reviews

This truly unique, truly wacky musical is something only European cinema could produce. From the Busby Berkeley-style production number in the opening credits to the 50's beefcake inspired pigeon feeding song (take THAT Mary Poppins bird lady), this musical gleefully totters along the line between silly and salacious with the occasional good-natured stumble into John Waters territory (One of the songs even mentions Baltimore)

This movie is NOT for everyone. However, if you are familiar with the vernacular of the big budget musical, if you liked the zany sensibility of Little Shop of Horrors, if you can enjoy a movie where the only explosion occurs off camera (a tribute to You Can't Take it With You?) then this may just be the film for you.


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

23 October 2002 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Yes Nurse! No Nurse! See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,717,930 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,324, 5 September 2004

Gross USA:

$13,325

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,679,631
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital (2.0)| Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)

Color:

Color
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