The story of three torn apart families on the verge of Sinterklaasavond, the Dutch equivalent of Christmas Eve.

Director:

Writers:

(scenario), (idea and scenario) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Het mes (1961)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young boy coming into puberty is resentful of his mother's budding romance with the best friend of her late husband, and is torn and confused about his emerging feelings for Toni, a young... See full summary »

Director: Fons Rademakers
Stars: Reitze van der Linden, Marie-Louise Videc, Ellen Vogel
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The fainthearted cigar trader Ducker keeps himself quiet during World War II. That changes when parachutist Dorbeck lands in his backyard. It turns out the parachutist bears a remarkable ... See full summary »

Director: Fons Rademakers
Stars: Lex Schoorel, Nan Los, Van Doude
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The rich and conservative Edward can not forgive his younger wife who had been unfaithful. She's trying to get his attention by flirting with a Dutch tourist.

Director: Fons Rademakers
Stars: Gunnel Lindblom, Jean Desailly, Van Doude
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An independent-thinking doctor in a rural community with his own ideas of how medicine should be practiced begins to find himself ostracized from the community after one of his patients commits suicide.

Director: Fons Rademakers
Stars: Max Croiset, Mary Dresselhuys, Bernard Droog
Mijn vriend (1979)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When the gendarmes order a garage owner to open the boot of his car, they find a treasure of shares, jewels, gold and bonds. They belong to an old opera singer who got robbed. The garage ... See full summary »

Director: Fons Rademakers
Stars: Peter Faber, André van den Heuvel, Dirk de Batist
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A gang of wealthy ne'er do wells rape and terrorize women for fun and force their husbands to watch.

Director: Fons Rademakers
Stars: Bryan Marshall, Alexandra Stewart, Edward Judd
Mira (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story of a small and conservative West-Flemish village opposing the construction of a bridge over the Scheldt.

Director: Fons Rademakers
Stars: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Jan Decleir, Carlos van Lanckere
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A struggling writer meets death and falls in love. He must decide if his true love is in this world or the next, and if his dreams of success are worth dying for.

Director: Geordie Sabbagh
Stars: Dylan Taylor, Melanie Scrofano, Meghan Heffern
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ellen Vogel ...
Norah Leegher-Buwalda
Guus Hermus ...
De heer Leegher
Ank van der Moer ...
Mevrouw Keizer
Jan Teulings ...
De heer Keizer
Yoka Berretty ...
Mevrouw Lomijn
Guus Oster ...
De heer Lomijn
Mieke Verstraete ...
Emma
Ina van Faassen
Manfred de Graaf
Ton van Duinhoven
Leontine Van Strein
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara ...
Child
Catherine Bottemanne
Eduard ...
Child
Maxim Hamel
Edit

Storyline

Late 50's. It's almost Sinterklaasavond, the Dutch equivalent for Christmas Eve. Normally these are joyous times, but will it be for three torn apart families? One family has always celebrated the evening, but now their accident-prone teenage son wants his own life. In the second family, a husband is more concerned about his secret love life than his wife and son. The third family has already split, as both have made the decision to live apart. Still there are doubts about their relationship. Written by Arnoud Tiele (zelva@tiele.nl)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 October 1960 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

That Joyous Eve  »

Box Office

Budget:

NLG 400,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

The children in the cast are credited by their first name only: "En de kinderen: Eduard, Rolf, Michel, Barbara" See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

That feeling of yesterday...
11 September 2004 | by (Den Bosch, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

'That joyous eve', or as it is called in Dutch: 'Makkers staakt uw wild geraas' (which means something as; 'friends, be quiet', it refers to an old Saint Nicholas' Evening song) is a movie that gives a rather correct image of daily life in The Netherlands around the late fifties and early sixties. Humor and tragic strike three families that are all in preparation of the 'joyous eve', the celebration of Saint Nicholas' Evening, a typical Dutch holiday on December the fifth. It's not a joyous evening for everyone. As one household has to deal with divorce (a strange phenomena in those days), another deals with their rebellious 17 year old son, while the husband and father of the third family searches for a 'joyous eve' outside the house. This movie is a classic and a real Dutch treat, it's been rewarded in 1961 with a 'silver bear' on the filmfestival in Berlin, Germany.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Makkers, staakt uw wild geraas (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?