Live! tells the story of Anna, a married woman, a midwife and a mother, who at this stage of her life decides to take up writing. She is married to Paul, an architect, and they have two grown-up daughters: Robin, 19, who is trying to find her way in life, rather immaturely in her parents’ opinion, and Isabelle, who is 2 years younger, and who receives a lot of attention (too much, in fact, for her liking) due to the heart condition from which she suffers. At her midwife practice Anna works with a male trainee/assistant, Gregor, a descendant of an Eastern European family of midwives.

Directed by 

Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen

Written by 

Maria Goos

Original Title 


  • Year 
  • 2005
  • Length 
  • 106'
  • Language 
  • Dutch
  • World Sales 
  • High Point
  • Distributor 
  • A-Film Distribution
  • Cast 
  • Monic Hendrickx, Peter Blok, Sarah Jonker, Sophie van Winden, Anne Wil Blankers
  • Producer(s) 
  • Anton Smit, Hanneke Niens
  • Co-producer(s) 
  • NPS
  • Director of Photography 
  • Joost van Gelder
  • Editor 
  • Wouter Jansen
  • Casting 
  • Kemna Casting
  • Sound design 
  • Peter Flamman
  • Art Direction 
  • Harry Ammerlaan
  • Film Music 
  • Fons Merkies

    Credits are not contractual