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Diary of a Mad Old Man (1987)
"Dagboek van een oude dwaas" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  14 January 1988 (Netherlands)
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Marcel Hamelinck has a chronic muscle disease and therefore has to retire from his work. After his wife Denise dies, his attention is drawn to his daughter-in-law Simone. Obsessively he ... See full summary »

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Ralph Michael ...
Marcel Hamelinck
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Simone
Suzanne Flon ...
Denise Hamelinck
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Philippe
Dora van der Groen ...
Zuster Alma
Ina van der Molen ...
Karin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stef Baeyens
Camilia Blereau
Sjarel Branckaerts
Carry Goossens
Daan Hugaert
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Marcel Hamelinck has a chronic muscle disease and therefore has to retire from his work. After his wife Denise dies, his attention is drawn to his daughter-in-law Simone. Obsessively he tries to make overtures, even at the expense of his own health. He gives her expensive presents and builds a pool to see her swim. After Simone allows him to touch her, Hamelinck only has one wish: to become her slave. Simone cleverly exploits the situation, while Marcel's condition slowly worsens. Written by Arnoud Tiele (zelva@tiele.nl)

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Journal d'un vieux fou  »

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Finnish censorship visa # V-00142 (video) delivered on 23-5-1988. See more »

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For everyone who's ever harbored a secret sexual wish.
1 December 2007 | by (Parry Sound/ Ontario) – See all my reviews

Wealthy Mr.H seems to have lost everything: His health, his youth, his wife and even control over his own fortune. But he has kept something far more important : His desire for beautiful women. And that life-affirming passion, fueled by the tempting nearness of his sultry daughter -in-law, lets him escape from his sickbed into the rich world of submissive fantasies and remembrance. Beatie Edney plays quite an enchanting, but very natural Dominatrix. Look inside the "DIARY OF A MAD OLD MAN" and you'll find humor and tragedy, wisdom and sensuality . Unformulated, the movie delivers surprise by surprise at a very slow pace, as to make the viewer feel "his age". Coming closer to our hero's age, I didn't mind this pace at all, I found some rather delicious and inspiring moments in it.


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