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Gilda De Bal ...
Magda
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Oscar
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Johnny
Elke Dom ...
Julia
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Marleen
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Nathaniel Busschots ...
Bram
Jenne Decleir ...
Jonge Oscar
Amin Hagouchi ...
Ahmed
Blanka Heirman ...
Coroner
Jef Lambrecht
Mireille Leveque ...
Nurse Martine
Hugo Van Den Berghe ...
Coroner
Lucas Van den Eynde ...
Adriaan van Dis ...
Broeder Jeroom (as Adriaan Van Dis)
Yvonne Verbeeck ...
Rijke weduwe
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A Flemish family comes together in their maternal home. Oscar, the grotesque patriarch, his bedridden wife Magda, his feeble son Johnny and his daughter Julia, who's married to a Moroccan soccer player. There's something wrong with Magda, who's not only plagued by her physical decay, but also by visions of her dead sister Marleen. Written by Anonymous

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Great film! Hugo Claus at his best!
24 October 2001 | by (Bruges, Belgium) – See all my reviews

De Verlossing -written and directed by Hugo Claus- is both sad and comical. It's a great film that can't be missed. Although it originally was a theatre play, this didn't result in filmed theatre. Discrete but meticulous camera work, excellent actors' performances and inspired directing: a worthy closure of the triptych!


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