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Georges
Kitty Courbois ...
Jeanne
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Erik
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Christiane
Hugo Van Den Berghe ...
Jules
Theo Daese ...
Alex
Ann Petersen ...
Moeder van Erik
André Van Daele
Jaap Hoogstra
Karin Jacobs ...
Solange
Mimi Kok ...
Weduwe van Charles
Jakob Beks ...
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Lydia Billiet
Dirk Celis ...
Advokaat Georges
Bart Dauwe
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Georges, a workman in his forties, get unexpected released from jail after being imprisoned for two years for having passed a sexual relation with his daughter. Once arrived home, he encountered himself in a difficult situation: Meanwhile him being in imprisoned, his wife started a love affair with his best friend, and more, she has gotten a child from him. Georges is prepared to forgive his wife, as a compensation for the crime committed with their daughter, and under the condition that she comes back to live with him. In this complex and emotional loaded situation, Georges and his wife are trying to find back peace of mind and to go on with their lives. Written by Vrije vertaling door GOMHOOFD van de DVD hoes van De Vlaamse Film Collectie

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Red Roses for a Blue Lady
Written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett (aka Roy Brodsky)
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Special and very natural
9 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

I really like films with action in jail. Maybe because I was never imprisoned in one, nor I don't want to experience it, I got 1 year and 5 months in the army in 1978 in Bucharest, in communist Romania, which was like a prison. The action of the film does not occur entirely in prison, the protagonist, Georges, is released at the beginning and he's meeting his wife again after two years, and he recalls and recounts how it was in there. He had been jailed for incest with his own daughter, we're not sure if that did really happened until Georges confesses. However, the film is very good, a little boring for some (who just love action movies), because it is only dialogue, but played flawlessly by all actors. Script, direction, everything is top quality, as a slice of life. It's about betrayed love and hate, something that humans, in general, are experts. And selected music is great, Tschaikovsky, Everly Brothers, The Shadows, Fats Domino plus Jacques Brel(my most beloved singer). Worth seeing and reviewed.


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