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De witte (1934)

The first movie version, from the age of black&white, of Flemish (heimat-)author Ernest Claes' classical novel, titled after the nickname (Dutch 'the White', referring to a blond male) of ... See full summary »

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Jan Vanderheyden

Writers:

Ernest Claes (novel), Edith Kiel (scenario)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Remy Angenot Remy Angenot ... Mijnheer Boon
Willem Benoy Willem Benoy ... Hoofdonderwijzer
Jef Bruyninckx ... De Witte
Nand Buyl Nand Buyl ... Makker (I)
Willem Cauwenberg Willem Cauwenberg ... Onderwijzer
Wim De Gruyter Wim De Gruyter ... Makker (II)
Jules Dirickx Jules Dirickx
Frida Gonissen Frida Gonissen ... Marieke
Magda Janssens Magda Janssens ... Moeder
Jef Van Leemput Jr. Jef Van Leemput Jr. ... Mulder
Jef Van Leemput Sr. Jef Van Leemput Sr. ... Vader
Germaine Loosveldt Germaine Loosveldt ... Vrouw van Mulder
Nora Oosterwijk Nora Oosterwijk ... Treske
Gaston Smet Gaston Smet ... Niske
Jozef Sterkens Jozef Sterkens ... Tenor (as Jef Sterkens)
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The first movie version, from the age of black&white, of Flemish (heimat-)author Ernest Claes' classical novel, titled after the nickname (Dutch 'the White', referring to a blond male) of the main character: a smart but naughty farmhand's son whose eternal mischief, pranks and disobedience drive his elders (especially teachers, family and father's grumpy employer, a rich farmer) and classmates to despair in a time when a boy's punishment was still inevitable, swift and often severe. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

Belgium

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

25 January 1935 (Netherlands) See more »

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Production Co:

Jan Vanderheyden-Film See more »
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Mono
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Based on the book "De Witte" by the Flemish novellist Ernest Claes. See more »

Alternate Versions

Partly re-edited television version of 103 minutes. See more »

Connections

Version of Whitey (1980) See more »

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Nostalgic feelings
14 October 2005 | by guy-paenenSee all my reviews

As an other comment indicates, "De Witte" is a book that every young boy used to read in the days of the 60ties & 70ties, though i doubt it that many teenagers nowadays still know it. I read the book (or some favorite chapters) over and over again and every time it brought some laughter and joy in my day. The first time i saw the film, it was a big disappointment, as it could not match by far the images that were stored in my mind as a child. i later understood that it was of course a personal interpretation of the book and that making a film in Belgium in 1934 was not an easy thing. Seeing the film again is pure nostalgic, but the book was far better !


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