Ik Omhels Je Met 1000 Armen

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A Thousand Kisses
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Film poster
Directed by Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen
Produced by Hanneke Niens
Brechtje Schaling
Anton Smit
Written by Ronald Giphart
Ruud Schuurman
Edward Stelder
Starring Tijn Docter
Carice van Houten
Catherine ten Bruggencate
Halina Reijn
Johnny de Mol
Edited by Wouter Jansen
Release date
  • 2006 (2006)
Running time
110 min
Language Dutch
Budget€ 2,500,000

A Thousand Kisses (Dutch : Ik omhels je met 1000 armen) is a 2006 Dutch drama film directed by Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen. It was based on the novel of the same name by Ronald Giphart.


Giph (Tijn Docter) is a young security guard and writer. He has a girlfriend Samarinde (Carice van Houten), who is a physician and model. He is on holiday in Spain with her and their friends. Giph's mother Lotti (Catherine ten Bruggencate  [ nl ]) has recently died. Giph plans to end the relationship after the holiday. Samarinde turns out be pregnant. The question arises whether Samarinde will have an induced abortion. However, she has a miscarriage. Giph loves Samarinde again and they continue the relationship.

A large part of the film consists of flashbacks, about Lotti's multiple sclerosis and euthanasia by lethal injection, and Giph's relationship with Samarinde.

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