Character Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Character the Movie

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Based on the 1938 novel by F. Bordewijk, which follows the troubled relationship of young lawyer Jacob Willem Katadreuffe (van Huet) and his overbearing father in 1920s Rotterdam. Dreverhaven (Decleir) is a powerful baliff who has an illegitimate son with his servant, Joba (Schuurman), who turns down his marriage proposal. Still, Dreverhaven is determined to control his son's life, even if it means ruining him first. No wonder the old man gets murdered. Dark and unsentimental. Dutch with subtitles.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS
Running time 114 minutes.
Originally from Dutch.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Flashback, Bad Dads, Law & Lawyers, Period Piece: 1920s
Screenplay
Mike van Diem
Cast
Fredja Van Huet, Jan Decleir, Betty Schuurman, Victor Low, Tamar van den Dop, Hans Kestig
Cinematography
Rogier Stoffers
Director
Mike van Diem
Music
Paleis Van Boem
Producer
Laurens Geels, Sony Pictures Classics

Awards

Oscars 1997: Foreign Film.

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