Help! De Doktor Verzuipt (1974)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Netherlands  |  
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In this Dutch romance, the foibles of small-town living are lovingly exploited to bring two parallel love stories to life. The main story concerns a doctor (Jules Croiset) who cannot make headway in wooing the village schoolteacher, Irene (Martine Bijl). He confides his troubles to the village priest (Ward De Ravet) and receives some helpful and timely advice. In a parallel situation, Van Bree (Leen Jongewaard), the town's real-estate developer, must overcome his own and his family's racism as he falls in love with Katja (Willeke Van Ammelrooy), a lovely gypsy lass.

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cross-cultural-relations, development, doctor/nurse, gypsy, love, priest, racism, romance, teacher