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Burning Love (1983)
"Brandende liefde" (original title)

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A young painter takes up French lessons with an elder lady to ensure he'll get a grant for a French arts institute. That way he meets Anna, a beautiful married woman nursing the lady's old ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monique van de Ven ...
Anna
Peter Jan Rens ...
Jan Bosman
Ellen Vogel ...
Mademoiselle Bonnema
Huub van der Lubbe ...
Kees van de Plasse
Siem Vroom ...
Vader Bonnema
Berend Boudewijn ...
Louis Laman
Hetty Blok ...
Executrice Testamentaire
Bernard Mesguich ...
Cultureel Attaché (as Bernard Mesquish)
Eliza Naber ...
Parisienne
Maya van den Broecke ...
Sonja
Marc Klein Essink ...
Eric
Swaantje Rutten ...
Louise
Jitske Dijkstra ...
Lida
Johan Mittertreiner ...
Dansleraar
Robert de Jonker ...
Knul
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A young painter takes up French lessons with an elder lady to ensure he'll get a grant for a French arts institute. That way he meets Anna, a beautiful married woman nursing the lady's old father, and falls in love with her. Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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Burning Love  »

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Brandende Liefde
Music & Lyrics by René Nodelijk
Performed by Johnny Lion (as John Lion)
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1 December 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

'Brandende liefde' (= Dutch for 'burning love') is a bittersweet comedy, set in the Dutch mid-20th century aristocracy. Set in an environment that has become history by now, evoking memories to those old enough to remember.

This very Dutch film is based on a novel by the famous Dutch writer Jan Wolkers. A writer who never ceased to express his love for nature: 'Brandende liefde' is the Dutch name for the flower 'Lychnis Arkwrightii Vesuvius'.

Another Wolkers-specialty was merging his stories with the vulgar side of life: death, decay, lust, sex, filth and nudity. All told in a very direct down-to-earth style. Apart from his great writing-ability, this recipe made Wolkers famous in a time when writing about such things still was a novelty.

These elements show in the film. 'Brandende liefde' is sometimes amusing, sometimes revolting. Sometimes rude and sometimes tender. Sometimes crude, sometimes tasteful. Sometimes beautiful and sometimes ugly. Whatever, the mix works.


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