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Diary of a Mad Old Man (1987)

Dagboek van een oude dwaas (original title)
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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Lili Rademakers
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ralph Michael Ralph Michael ... Marcel / Husband
Beatie Edney ... Simone / Marcel's daughter-in-law
Suzanne Flon ... Denise / Wife
Derek de Lint ... Philippe / Marcel's son-Simone's husband
Dora van der Groen Dora van der Groen ... Alma / Zuster-nurse
Ina van der Molen Ina van der Molen ... Karin / Marcel's daughter
Stef Baeyens Stef Baeyens ... Harry / Marcel's nephew
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Camilia Blereau Camilia Blereau
Sjarel Branckaerts Sjarel Branckaerts
Carry Goossens Carry Goossens ... Plumber
Daan Hugaert Daan Hugaert
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Storyline

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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Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

Netherlands | Belgium | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1988 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Journal d'un vieux fou See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium

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Mono
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Trivia

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

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Features The Dentist (1932) See more »

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For everyone who's ever harbored a secret sexual wish.
1 December 2007 | by wiltvidSee 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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