A man in the prime of life faces his wife’s terminal illness. A raw, moving and shameless ode to love.
Stijn loves life and life loves him. He’s got his own business, a wonderful daughter and Carmen, the hottest wife in the world. There’s no need for her to know that he occasionally enjoys the pleasures of other women. But when she contracts breast cancer his world falls apart and they end up on a rollercoaster ride of radiation and chemotherapy treatment. He is there for her. Always. No matter how hard it is. But then he meets the cancer-free oasis Rose (100’, 35mm).
Directed by Reinout Oerlemans
Genre: romantic drama
Original title: KOMT EEN VROUW BIJ DE DOKTER
Prod: Eyeworks Film & TV Drama
Sc: Gert Embrechts
D.O.P.: Lennert Hillege
Completed: November 2009
Cast: Carice van Houten, Barry Atsma, Anna Drijver
Palm Beach International Film Festival
St. Petersburg International Film Festival - Festival of Festivals
Kyiv International Film Festival - Molodist
First feature film.
16-08-2010 Stricken at World Film Festival Montreal
21-06-2010 Industry screenings New York
19-03-2010 Cineuropa - Van Houten en Van der Oest in South Africa
11-03-2010 Cineuropa - Local films offer counterprogramming
12-01-2010 A Woman Goes to the Doctor goes Diamond
07-01-2010 Cineuropa - A good year at the Dutch wickets
03-12-2009 Cineuropa - Biggest local opening ever for Love Life adaptation
06-12-2009 A Woman Goes to the Doctor goes Platinum
01-12-2009 Dream release A Woman Goes to the Doctor