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Hugo Claus (1929–2008)

Hugo Claus was born on April 5, 1929 in Brugge, West Flanders, Belgium as Hugo Maurice Julien Claus. He was a writer and director, known for Vrijdag (1980), Het mes (1961) and De dans van de reiger (1966). He was married to Veerle de Wit and Elly Claus. He died on March 19, 2008 in Antwerp, Belgium. See full bio »


(age 78) in Antwerp, Belgium

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Vrijdag Writer
Het mes
Het mes Writer
De dans van de reiger
Het sacrament
Het sacrament Writer


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 2001 De verlossing (play "De verlossing")
 1999 Uitmarkt '99 (TV Movie)
 1998 Ongenade (TV Movie) (novel)
 1995 Het verdriet van België (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 ... (novel)
 1992 6 X Hugo Claus (TV Movie) (scenario)
 1990 Het sacrament (novel "Omtrent Deedee")
 1987 Mascara
 1984 Omnibus (TV Short documentary) (play "Serenade")
 1982 Minuet
 1981 Suite flamande (TV Movie documentary)
 1980 Vrijdag (play) / (screenplay)
 1980 Suiker (TV Movie)
 1978 Inheritance (uncredited)
 1977 De dans van de reiger (play)
 1976 Pallieter (screenplay)
 1975 The Year of the Cancer (novel)
 1975 Pas de deux (TV Movie)
 1973 Because of the Cats (screenplay)
 1971 Mira
 1968 Speelmeisje (Short) (writer)
 1968 The Enemies (writer)
 1966 Thyestes (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1966 Heer Halewijn (Short)
 1966 De dans van de reiger (play) / (screenplay & dialogue)
 1965 Zucker (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 De luitenant (TV Short) (story)
 1963 Geel (Short) (writer)
 1962/II Antigone (TV Movie) (translator)
 1961 Het mes (novel) / (screenplay)
 1960 Suiker (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Trektocht met een vreemde (TV Movie)
 1958 Village by the River (writer & dialogue)
 1956 Poëzie in 625 lijnen (TV Series)
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Other Works:

Playwright: "Friday". See more »

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1 Interview | 7 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[magazine interview in the 1990s] I am a person who is unhappy with things as they stand. We cannot accept the world as it is. Each day we should wake up foaming at the mouth because of the injustice of things.


He had an ambivalent relationship with his native country, and spent time living in the Netherlands, France, and Greece. See more »

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