Oysters at Nam Kee's

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Oysters at Nam Kee's
Directed by Pollo de Pimentel
Produced by Hans de Weers
Hans de Wolf
Written by Kees van Beijnum (novel)
Hans de Wolf (screenplay)
Starring Katja Schuurman
Egbert Jan Weeber
Release date
  • 2002 (2002)
Running time
92 minutes
Country Netherlands
Language Dutch
Budget € 2,2 million
Nam Kee at the Zeedijk in Amsterdam Nam Kee - Zeedijk - Amsterdam.jpg
Nam Kee at the Zeedijk in Amsterdam

Oysters at Nam Kee's (Dutch : Oesters van Nam Kee) is a 2002 Dutch drama film, directed by Pollo de Pimentel, starring Katja Schuurman and Egbert Jan Weeber.

Dutch language West Germanic language

Dutch(Nederlands ) is a West Germanic language spoken by around 23 million people as a first language and 5 million people as a second language, constituting the majority of people in the Netherlands and Belgium. It is the third most widely spoken Germanic language, after its close relatives English and German.

Netherlands Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe

The Netherlands is a country located mainly in Northwestern Europe. The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve separate provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean Sea—Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba— it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian.

Katja Schuurman Dutch actress, singer and presenter

Katja Schuurman is a Dutch actress, singer and television personality.


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The Golden Film is a film award recognizing domestic box office achievements in the Netherlands. The Golden Film is awarded to films from the Netherlands once they have sold 100,000 tickets. The award is an initiative by the Netherlands Film Festival and the Netherlands Film Fund to increase media attention for Dutch films. For each awarded film there is one trophy for the film crew and another for the film cast.


Berry (Egbert Jan Weeber) is a boy who plays fast and loose and likes to hang around with his friends. One day he meets Thera (Katja Schuurman), a girl who's a little bit older, and she turns his head around. They start a romance culminating in a meetup at Nam Kee, a Chinese restaurant in Amsterdam where they have oysters for dinner. Suddenly Thera disappears and Berry becomes crazy of the silence and his unrequited love.

Nam Kee chain of Chinese restaurants in the Netherlands

Nam Kee, followed by restaurants at the Geldersekade 117 in 1992 and at the Marie Heinekenplein 4 in 2010. The name means "Friend Nam" in Chinese, after the owner Nam Chan.

Amsterdam Capital city of the Netherlands and municipality

Amsterdam is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Netherlands. Its status as the capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands, although it is not the seat of the government, which is The Hague. Amsterdam has a population of 854,047 within the city proper, 1,357,675 in the urban area and 2,410,960 in the metropolitan area. The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country but is not its capital, which is Haarlem. The Amsterdam metropolitan area comprises much of the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, which has a population of approximately 8.1 million.

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