Tag Archives: Dutch
Pallieter (1976) Roland Verhavert, Eddie Brugman, Jacqueline Rommerts, Sylvia de Leur, Drama, Romance
In this film version of the Dutch-language classic (‘heimat’-)novel by Flemish author Felix Timmermans, the title character is a city-boy from Lier who after recovering from a life-threatening disease changes his life completely and his name to the self-invented Pallieter (the Dutch language has adopted this as a noun for a “bon vivant”).
Het dak van de Walvis / On Top of the Whale (1982) Raoul Ruiz, Jean Badin, Fernando Bordeu, Herbert Curiel, Fantasy
Les plus belles escroqueries du monde / The World’s Most Beautiful Swindlers (1964) Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Mie Hama, Ken Mitsuda, Nicole Karen, Comedy, Crime
Four swindle stories, taking place successively in Tokyo – Japan (Les cinq bienfaiteurs de Fumiko), Amsterdam – The Netherlands (La riviere de diamants), Italie (La feuille de route), and Paris – France (L’homme qui vendit la tour Eiffel).
Papa’s Song (2000) Sander Francken, Victor Bottenbley, Virgill Ford, Tyronne Meerzorg, Drama, Thriller
Hersenschimmen / Mind Shadows (1988) Heddy Honigmann, Joop Admiraal, Marja Kok, Melanie Doane, Drama
Hersenschimmen (“Mind Shadows”) does not provide its audience with any easy escape. The whole film is dedicated to portraying the twilight years of Maarten and Vera Klein, an elderly Dutch couple living in a small Nova Scotia community.