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Release Date:
1 October 1976 (Netherlands) See more »
A doctor trying to develop a serum to lengthen life tries his formula out on the unsuspecting residents of an old-age home. | Add synopsis »
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An Underrated Gem Of A Suspense-Drama Film. Superb And Thought-Provoking! See more (5 total) »


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Hiram Keller ... Dr. Ben Land
Tina Aumont ... Anna

Klaus Kinski ... Nicholas Ulrich
Fons Rademakers ... Prof. van Arp
Eric Schneider ... Dr. Linden
Frans Mulder ... Pim Henke (as Franz Mulder)
Lyda Polak ... Lydia
Joan Remmelts ... Family doctor
André van den Heuvel ... Felix Dolda
Onno Molenkamp ... Director of old age home
Dick Scheffer ... Official from ministry of science (as Dick Schefer)
Albert Van Doorn ... Emile van der Lutte
Adrian Brine ... Dr. Winston
Helen van Meurs ... Psychiatrist
Sacco van der Made ... Animal feeder
Rudi Falkenhagen ... Police Inspector
Paul Melton ... Journalist
Rudolf Lucieer ... Journalist

Directed by
Sandy Whitelaw  (as Alexander Whitelaw)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Judith Rascoe 
Alva Ruben 
Sandy Whitelaw  (as Alexander Whitelaw)

Produced by
Sandy Whitelaw .... producer (as Alexander Whitelaw)
Original Music by
Terry Riley 
Cinematography by
Eduard van der Enden 
Film Editing by
Jan Dop 
Hetty Konink 
August Verschueren 
Casting by
Hans Kemna 
Production Design by
Benedict Schillemans 
Set Decoration by
Herman de Vries 
Makeup Department
Ulli Ullrich .... makeup artist (as Ulli Ulrich)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Olga Madsen .... assistant director
Eva van der Voort .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jacques Eippers .... sound recordist (as Jaques Eippers)
Christian Le Duc .... boom operator
Doug E. Turner .... dubbing mixer (as Doug Turner)
Camera and Electrical Department
Pieter De Vos .... best boy
Eddy Holemans .... gaffer
Fitte Kouw .... best boy
André Olivier .... chief gaffer
Henk Risch .... assistant camera
Rick Roessems .... grip (as Rick Roesems)
Cons Tresfon .... second assistant camera (as Cons Trefons)
Casting Department
Leo Thonhauser .... extras casting (as Leon Thonhauser)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carla Pluim .... wardrobe
Sjaak .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Wouter Snip .... assistant editor
Other crew
Helen Belien .... production secretary
Nicole Eippers .... caterer
Titia Jaarsveld .... script girl
Steve Jaffe .... assistant to director
Remmelt Remmelts .... production assistant
Ronald van Paare .... production accountant
Cedric Vonk .... production assistant
Marianne Willems .... script girl
James Wyatt .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
UK:77 min | USA:85 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:(Banned) (Ontario) | UK:18

Did You Know?

At one point in the film, Tina Aumont is put into some "DNA helix" bondage as part of some consensual lovemaking with Dr. Land. Some bondage fans believe this is the first appearance of Japanese shibari bondage in a mainstream Western film.See more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
An Underrated Gem Of A Suspense-Drama Film. Superb And Thought-Provoking!, 14 February 2011
Author: Vivekmaru45 from Kenya

This story is beautifully told and is seen through the eyes of an American doctor Ben Land (Hiram Keller). He travels to Amsterdam to attend a convention on the topic of aging and the lifespan of man. There he sees the celebrated Dr. Linden, an expert on aging who is supposedly close to a breakthrough.

Having forgotten to extend his hotel reservation, Ben finds himself stranded without a place of accommodation. He is helped by Dr. Linden who says that he could move in to his rooms the next day and stay as long as he wished. He also said that his landlady is an old friend of his and that he would have no trouble moving in.

Having a desire to talk to Linden the next day, Land inquires whether he would be available. Linden gives a passing remark that he would be "tied up the next day" and calmly walks off without a word.

The next day he is greeted by the landlady who remarks on the youthful appearance of Ben. Then he is lead to Linden's quarters. On opening the door they are witness to a gruesome scene: Dr. Linden is found hanging from a rope hooked to the ceiling-beam.

What was the reason that caused Linden to hand himself? And what of his secretive research into the process of aging? Had he achieved a success with his experiments?

These are the things you will find out when you seen the film to its eventual end.

This film shows some erotic scenes and is therefore not suitable for children.

The film also stars Klaus Kinski and the beautiful Tina Aumont. The film is directed by Sandy Whitelaw and written by him along with Judith Rascoe and Alva Ruben. The Cinematography is by Eduard van der Enden.

Verdict: 10/10. Add it to your DVD collection.

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