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A Woman Goes to the Doctor by Reinout Oerlemans
Stricken - A man in the prime of life faces his wife’s terminal illness


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
Prod: Eyeworks Film & TV Drama
Sc: Gert Embrechts
D.O.P.: Lennert Hillege
Completed: November 2009
Language: Dutch
Cast: Carice van Houten, Barry Atsma, Anna Drijver

Festivals a.o:
Palm Beach International Film Festival
St. Petersburg International Film Festival - Festival of Festivals
Kyiv International Film Festival - Molodist

Reinout Oerlemans:
First feature film.

Eyeworks Film & TV Drama
Ph: +31 20 666 1892

Sales: Goldcrest Films


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Press Releases
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

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