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Mariken

2000
1h 32m
Drama/Family/Fantasy
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Cast

Laurien Van den Broeck (Mariken)Jan Decleir (Archibald)Ramsey Nasr (Duvel)Kim van Kooten (Isabella)Willeke van Ammelrooy (Griet)Johanna ter Steege (Gravin)Hans Dagelet (Magister Esculaap)Willem van den Broeck (Rattenjan)Kees Boot (Dirk)Kasper van Kooten (Monnk)Porgy Franssen (Gijs)Geert Lageveen (Broeder Willem)Hans Karsenbarg (Broeder In Kerk)Bert Geurkink (De Jager)Fred Goessens (Man)Menno Van Beekum (Geldwisselaar)Tom Jansen (De Graaf)Krijn ter Braak

Director

André van Duren

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Synopsis

Old Archibald is chased from the countess's city after she made her physician and counselor Esculaap taste the droppings he bought from him for her. On his way out, he finds a baby in a bundle, marked 'take care of Mariken', and raises the girl his weird, yet sort of wise way, in the wild. One day she wanders off and is captured by the Black Widow -who lost her family and neighbors in a Black Death epidemic- with chained Jan the 'rat boy', being calling both devil's seed, but he helps her escape to the city. There she gets saved by the troop of wandering performers of an actor made up as Devil, but when they play Moritoen on the castle the unhappily childless countess chases the actors but keeps Mariken, who learns her story before escaping and finding out her own and Archibald's...

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