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The Arrival of Joachim Stiller (1976)

De komst van Joachim Stiller (original title)
Freek and Simone's lives are taken over by the bizarre character Joachim Stiller.


Harry Kümel


Jean Ferry (screenplay), Harry Kümel (screenplay) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugo Metsers Hugo Metsers ... Freek Groenevelt
Cox Habbema Cox Habbema ... Simone Marijnissen
Willeke van Ammelrooy ... Lily van de Kastelen
Charles Janssens Charles Janssens ... Siegfried
Dora van der Groen Dora van der Groen ... Madame Frans
Joan Remmelts Joan Remmelts ... Andreas Colijn
Gaston Vandermeulen Gaston Vandermeulen ... Schepen Keldermans
Ward de Ravet Ward de Ravet ... Wiebrand Zijlstra
Anton Peters Anton Peters ... Clemens Waalwijk
Alex Wilequet Alex Wilequet ... Onbekende
Bert André Bert André ... Assistent lijkenhuisdirekteur (as Bert Andre)
Chris Boni Chris Boni ... Vrouw in ziekenhuis
Joris Collet Joris Collet ... Arbeider
Nini De Boël Nini De Boël ... Stella von Kipperfisch
Jo De Meyere ... Sekretaris


Freek and Simone's lives are taken over by the bizarre character Joachim Stiller.

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Netherlands | Belgium


Dutch | German | English

Release Date:

29 November 1976 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

The Arrival of Joachim Stiller See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


While Freek Groenevelt waits in front of the city hall till the rain stops, Hubert Lampo - the writer of the novel - stands next to him. See more »


When Freek remembers his childhood trauma set during the second world war, all the actors have long Seventies style haircuts. See more »

Alternate Versions

Originally aired on Belgian television as three episodes of about one hour each. These were later reworked to a two-hour movie. The 'Koninklijk Belgisch Filmarchief' DVD-version contains the TV-version as one long film of 153 minutes. See more »


Edited from King Kong (1933) See more »

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Strangely compelling
19 October 2001 | by scralphSee all my reviews

I saw this film as part of my Dutch language course at university. It's one of those where you're not quite sure what is going on, but you feel compelled to carry on watching to try and figure it out!! Haunting film that stayed in my thoughts for ages. I can't tell you what it's about because I don't really remember but it is worth a try!

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