The Mayor of a small Flemish town is determined at all costs to save a unique bird sanctuary from a ruthless businessman who advocates a housing development on the site. The main story, ... See full summary »
Hugo Van Den Berghe,
Willeke van Ammelrooy,
After the death of her abusive father, the lonely librarian Martha marries an equally vile businessman - Helmut. The cruel and torturous nature of their relationship leads Martha to believe Helmut might be trying to kill her.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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 »
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 »
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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