GenreDrama, Family, Fantasy Duration LanguageDutch
Release date2000 WriterWilleke van Ammelrooy, Peter van Gestel (novel), Kim van Kooten AwardsGolden Calf Audience Award CastLaurien van den Broeck (Mariken), Jan Decleir (Archibald), Ramsey Nasr (Gauckler Joachim "Teufel"), Kim van Kooten (Isabella), Willeke van Ammelrooy (Griet (Mutter vom "Teufel")), Johanna ter Steege (Gräfin) Similar moviesOff Screen (2005)
Mariken is a 2000 Dutch film directed by André van Duren. The screenplay is based on the early sixteenth-century text Mariken van Nieumeghen.
The story is set in the Middle Ages. Mariken is an orphan who was raised by an old man and his goat in a forest. When the goat dies Mariken decides to go to town and buy a new one. On her way she comes across many people who are either sympathetic to her or want to do her harm...