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Van de koele meren des doods (1982)

Tragic story of a wealthy woman whose sexual desires change her into a prostitute, working on the streets of Paris during the 1880s.

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Hedwig
Erik van 't Wout ...
Johan
Adriaan Olree ...
Gerard
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Ritsaart
Peter Faber ...
Joop
Claire Wauthion ...
Zuster Paula / Moeder
Krijn ter Braak ...
Vader
Lettie Oosthoek ...
Gouvernante
Kristine de Both ...
Leonora
Siem Vroom ...
Godsdienstleraar
Rudolf Lucieer ...
Huisarts
Thera van Homeijer ...
Bertha
Robert de Jonker ...
Arnout
Ijsbrandt Carmiggelt ...
Pieter
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Herman
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Tragic story of a wealthy woman whose sexual desires change her into a prostitute, working on the streets of Paris during the 1880s.

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30 September 1982 (Netherlands)  »

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Splendid

This is a rather splendid film which has been forgotten by film history. Because it is Dutch, it has gone by quite unremarked, although it was a success on release. This is European 'art-film' at its best: high quality, well written and expertly directed. And superbly entertaining at that. But most of all: a stunning performance from lead actress Soutendijk, who could and should have gone on to greater things. For about ten years, she appeared in challenging and often demanding roles in remarkable Dutch and German films (Meisje met het rode haar, Vierde Man, Spetters, Wo immer du bist). Then she went to America and blew it. Nowadays, European art cinema is dead and she's left making TV-fare. A cinema that has no room for the talents of Soutendijk is quite dead and buried. See this magnificent film at all costs.


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