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Willeke Van Ammelrooy

De vlinder tilt de kat op (The Butterfly Lifts the Cat Up)

Edition 1994
105' - 1994 - Drama - Dialogue: Dutch
Director: Willeke Van Ammelrooy Composer: Maarten Hartveldt With: Arjan Kindermans, Marjolein Beumer, Rik Launspach
A man jumps out of a bus at a railway station, waves cheerfully to his colleagues and starts running towards a train that is about to depart. On the platform he wants to put on a final sprint. Suddenly he freezes, screams silently and, totally unable to progress, watches the train set off. The film narrates the story of three childhood friends Linda, David en Anton and how David's discovery that he suffers from multiple sclerosis will affect their lives.

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Willeke Van Ammelrooy


Maarten Hartveldt


Arjan Kindermans, Marjolein Beumer, Rik Launspach


Willeke Van Ammelrooy, Carel Donck, Sander Vos

Director of Photography

Eduard van der Enden


Denise Janzee

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Countries of production

The Netherlands



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