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Hugo Claus (play)
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Release Date:
14 November 2001 (Belgium) See more »
A Flemish family comes together in their maternal home. Oscar, the grotesque patriarch, his bedridden wife Magda... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Gilda De Bal ... Magda

Jan Decleir ... Oscar

Peter Van den Begin ... Johnny
Elke Dom ... Julia

Willeke van Ammelrooy ... Marleen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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 ... Den Elvis
Adriaan van Dis ... Broeder Jeroom (as Adriaan Van Dis)
Yvonne Verbeeck ... Rijke weduwe

Directed by
Hugo Claus 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hugo Claus  play "De verlossing"

Produced by
Paul Breuls .... producer
René Scholten .... co-producer
Catherine Vandeleene .... co-producer
Original Music by
Henny Vrienten 
Cinematography by
Goert Giltay 
Film Editing by
Menno Boerema 
Casting by
Sara de Vries-Vinck  (as Sara de Vries)
Kris Vinck 
Art Direction by
Kurt Loyens 
Bart Van Looy 
Set Decoration by
Ann Debeuf 
Elke Meulemans 
Jimmy Van Meel 
Costume Design by
Catherine Van Bree 
Suzanne Van Well 
Makeup Department
Brigitte Pleijzier .... key makeup artist
Beatrice Stich .... hair stylist
Production Management
Wim Symoens .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Renaat Coppens .... first assistant director
Katrien Lemmens .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Lieven Callens .... sound
Peter Flamman .... sound designer
Henk Rabau .... boom operator
Philippe van Leer .... foley artist
Willem van Nieuwenhuyzen .... boom operator
Willem van Nieuwenhuyzen .... sound mixer
Wart Wamsteker .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Valerie Blom .... gaffer
Tim Janssens .... electrician
Chiel van Dongen .... assistant camera
Other crew
Marie-Louise Vanthilt .... legal & business affairs
Bob van Wayenberg .... production assistant (as Bob Vanwayenbergh)

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Also Known As:
"The Other Life" - Belgium (English title) (original subtitled version)
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Great film! Hugo Claus at his best!, 24 October 2001
Author: SeverineW from Bruges, Belgium

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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