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De vlaschaard (1983)

In a part of Flanders where flax is the main crop, farmer Vermeulen rules his estate like an 'old school' patriarch, stern and authoritarian, nobody else's word is ever taken seriously, ... See full summary »

Director:

Jan Gruyaert

Writers:

Jan Gruyaert, Stijn Streuvels (novel)
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Vic Moeremans Vic Moeremans ... Farmer father Vermeulen
Rene Van Sambeek Rene Van Sambeek ... Louis Vermeulen
Marc Peeters Marc Peeters ... Ivo
Dirk Celis Dirk Celis ... Bert
Daan Hugaert Daan Hugaert ... Jan
Dries Wieme Dries Wieme ... Poortere
Carlos van Lanckere Carlos van Lanckere
Jos Geens Jos Geens ... Stafke
Max Schnur Max Schnur ... Doorken de Slijter
Ben Simons Ben Simons
Jos Kennis Jos Kennis
Rik Bravenboer Rik Bravenboer
Gil Lefever Gil Lefever ... (as Gil Lefevre)
André Van Daele André Van Daele ... (as Dré Vandaele)
Frans Vercammen Frans Vercammen

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In a part of Flanders where flax is the main crop, farmer Vermeulen rules his estate like an 'old school' patriarch, stern and authoritarian, nobody else's word is ever taken seriously, just scolded fools, he rather risks being wrong then considering any advice. His marriage is based on a grim understanding: the wife Barbele accepts his heartless manner with everyone, even their studious, smart, healthy, studly son and heir Louis, but his two silly sisters are spoiled with a pointless fancy nunnery boarding school education fit for the upper classes. Farm-life is hard enough, laboring without machines or reliable weather, but this year the stubborn master made it even worse by picking the riskier, badly drained field and sowing later then his neighbors, even when luck turns he'll fetch a lower price for it. Poor practically perfect Louis is granted neither praise, respect nor any pleasure, however hard and well he slaves, obedient like the hired farmhands although well-read. Even ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama

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Country:

Belgium | Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

21 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Flaxfield See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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