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The Surprise

De Surprise

    • Director

      Mike van Diem

    • Credits

      Els Vandervorst,
      Hans de Weers,
      Mike van Diem,
      Antonio Lombardo,
      Morgan Bushe,
      Macdara Kelleher,
      Michael Eckelt,
      Robert Kievit,
      Richard Claus

      Rogier Stoffers

    • Principal Cast

      Jeroen van Koningsbrugge,
      Georgina Verbaan,
      Jan Decleir

  • Category


An eccentric multi-millionaire signs an agreement to have his life ended. While selecting his coffin he meets a young woman who has signed up for the same arrangement. Trouble ensues when the couple fall in love and wish to get out of the contract.

Notes courtesy of Screen Ireland

102 minutes, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, 2015, Colour

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