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A wealthy visitor to a small town befriends a midget and gets involved with two women as his behaviour becoming ever stranger.


Paul de Lussanet


Knut Hamsun (novel), Paul de Lussanet

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Complete credited cast:
Rutger Hauer ... Johan Nagel
Sylvia Kristel ... Dany Kielland
David Rappaport ... The Midget
Rita Tushingham ... Martha Gude
Andréa Ferréol ... Kamma
Kees Brusse ... Dr. Stenersen
Liesbeth List Liesbeth List ... Mrs. Stenersen
Fons Rademakers ... Chief Constable
Marina de Graaf Marina de Graaf ... Sara
Adrian Brine Adrian Brine ... Hotel Owner
Siem Vroom Siem Vroom ... Bailiff
Lex van Delden Lex van Delden ... Student
Vivien Heilbron Vivien Heilbron ... Frederikke
Peter Faber Peter Faber ... Karlsen


A wealthy visitor to a small town befriends a midget and gets involved with two women as his behaviour becoming ever stranger.

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Release Date:

7 September 1978 (Netherlands) See more »

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Evil Mysteries See more »

Filming Locations:

Isle of Man

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Sigma Film Productions See more »
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Rutger Hauer learned to play the violin for this movie. See more »

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Tries but fails
6 July 2003 | by m_a_coleman2000See all my reviews

have watched this movie over 10 times but I still do not get what is going on. I want to believe that the movie tried to follow the book but failed eithier due to budget cuts or crappy editing. I am guessing a combo. The performance of Danny is laughable, Hauer tries to be good, Rappaport excellent. To tell you the truth, Rappaport is the only reason I watched the film in the first place. His performance stands out from all others and was great. Anyway, If you are not a diehard fan of any of the actors, do not watch it. Not worth anyones time.

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