In the course of four seasons we follow the process as Maurits mourns the death of his mother. His intensely sad father, a restorer of paintings, is not able to offer him any solace. ... See full summary »
In the course of four seasons we follow the process as Maurits mourns the death of his mother. His intensely sad father, a restorer of paintings, is not able to offer him any solace. Maurits denies his mother's death and withdraws to the flood plains of the river. There he meets Moniek. During their journey of discovery through the plains, their tender friendship turns into love. But Maurits anger and sorrow sometimes turn to extreme emotions and that frightens Moniek. A dead dog takes them over the top and Moniek never wants to see him again. Written by
Blazen is a film about death.. and also about life but the connection is not trite. 12 year old Maurits loses his mother after a short illness. He lives alone with his father a sensitive painter who cannot himself come to terms with his loss and is unable to help his son in his need. Maurits makes friends with a beautiful and mysterious girl who he meets out in the fields. They spend the summer together but she is shocked by his pre-occupation with morbidity. Maurits begins to take many risks. Life has no meaning for him now. In a climactic moment he tells his father that he wants to be with his mother. Yet Maurits survives....
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