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De omweg (2000)

The Detour tells a semi-autobiographical tale of a young woman's obsession with a charismatic older writer. Dutch actress Tamar van den Dop plays Johanna, a directionless young woman ... See full summary »

Director:

Frouke Fokkema

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Frouke Fokkema
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Therese Affolter ... Anna
Joachim Bißmeier ... Thomas Bernard
Jan Decleir ... Joanna's father
Marlies Heuer Marlies Heuer ... Bobby
Thom Hoffman ... Camille Kleber
Peer Mascini Peer Mascini ... Luc de Koning
Halina Reijn ... Sara
Inge Rosenberg Inge Rosenberg ... Aunt Hedda
Liz Snoyink Liz Snoyink ... Gynaecologist
Dimme Treurniet Dimme Treurniet ... Willem
Roland Trnka Roland Trnka ... Guest
Willeke van Ammelrooy ... Joanna's mother
Tamar van den Dop Tamar van den Dop ... Joanna
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The Detour tells a semi-autobiographical tale of a young woman's obsession with a charismatic older writer. Dutch actress Tamar van den Dop plays Johanna, a directionless young woman unceremoniously dumped by her boyfriend. Taking in a play by the Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard, she finds herself deeply moved by its dark themes of suicide, solitude, and the impossibility of human contact. She begins to familiarize herself with all of Bernhard's work, becoming fascinated to the point of obsession. One day, on a trip to the French Pyrenees, Johanna decides to make a detour into Austria and seek out the famous man himself... Written by Dog Breath

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Country:

Netherlands | Germany | Austria

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

9 November 2000 (Netherlands) See more »

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The Detour See more »

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Strange, dull and the wrong amount of feminism
17 March 2004 | by DeTekkelSee all my reviews

"De Omweg" is one of the worst movies i have ever seen. I watched it on a pay 2 view-channel, and i'm so glad i didn't get the bill... The story is set in 1980's... Why?? Nobody knows! The story could have been told in any period because there is absolutely no reference to the date (just the scenery). There is so little dialogue in the movie that it becomes dull and when there is a line it's something like: "Could you pass the sugar". But the main reason i dislike it is because of the huge amount of strange feminism. Although feminism isn't a bad thing, this movie makes it bad. All the male characters are b***ards. The boyfriend who dumps the lead character when she's pregnant, the strict father, the friend who tries to rape her and offcourse the German writer who is so dislikable that you can't understands why she likes him. After the movie you don't like men, even if you are one! The only good thing about this movie is Tamar van den Dop, but that's because i have a weak spot for curly-hair women...


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