A period Dutch drama, with complex characters who haunt you for days afterwards. Basically the tale of a young man's struggle to raise his position in the world, while all the time being thwarted -- and helped -- by his father, who is angry at his mother because she would not marry him. Personally, I found it better than the American critics, this may be because our culture has more in common with the Dutch than the USA does. It won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
Dutch with English subtitles.
120 minutes, Parental guidance
Drama, On the Art Circuit
Where's it showing?
Fedja van Huet, Jan Decleir, Betty Schuurman, Viktor Löw, Tamar van den Dop
Mike van Diem
|Screenplay||Mike van Diem, Laurens Geels, Ruud van Megen, from the novel by Ferdinand Bordewijk|
|Music||Paleis van Boem|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Almerica Film, First Floor Features |
|South African Media|
|The MoviesiteIan Douglas||18|
|Cape TimesJulia Landau||20|
|The StarDarryl Accone||14|
|Die BurgerGabriël Botma||15|
|Sunday TimesWilliam Pretorius||20|
|TV3 ScreenplayBarry Ronge||16|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Gemma Files||10|
|Box Office (USA)Luisa F. Ribeiro||13|
|Rough Cuth (USA)Gary Susman||16|
|Film Review (UK)James Cameron-Wilson||5|
|Average .. 75%||15|
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