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Shadowman (1988)

The story of a war refugee who's hiding in Amsterdam.

Director:

Piotr Andrejew (as Piotr Andreyev)

Writer:

Piotr Andrejew (as Piotr Andreyev)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeroen Krabbé ... Theo
Tom Hulce ... Shadowman / David Rubenstin
Manouk van der Meulen ... Monique
Trudy Labij Trudy Labij ... Mevrouw Christine Wisse
Thom Hoffman ... Fuchs
Karin Bloemen Karin Bloemen ... Bella
Hans Hoes Hans Hoes ... Brosch
Hans Dagelet ... Postbode
Jasper Faber Jasper Faber ... Barman
Roelant Radier Roelant Radier ... Hunter (as Roeland Radier)
Vincent Lancee Vincent Lancee ... Policeman
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Storyline

David (Hulce) is a Polish refugee seeking the help of a Dutch man (Krabbe) who helps get these poor souls to safety... for a price. When it's discovered that David has no money to buy his freedom, Theo tells him he can't stay and has to leave in the morning. But afraid for his life, David remains in the attic (where Theo has stashed him) and becomes a man in the shadows... Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Running from Terror. Hiding from Fear.

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Netherlands | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1988 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Czlowiek cien See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Riverside Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Moving Portrayal!
11 February 1999 | by jbdeanSee all my reviews

The beauty of Shadowman lies in the brilliant portrayal of the title character by TOM HULCE*.

David (Shadowman) is a Polish refugee seeking the help of a Dutch man (Theo) who helps get these poor souls to safety ... for a price. When it's discovered that David has no money to buy his freedom, Theo tells him he can't stay and has to leave in the morning. But afraid for his life, David remains in the attic (where Theo has stashed him) and becomes a man in the shadows ... Shadowman.

==============> *The tenderness and vulnerability of Shadowman could only be accomplished by the superb acting talents of TOM HULCE. Speaking with an impeccable Polish accent, Hulce makes us care about David from the first moment we see him on screen. If we could, we would reach into the screen and rescue David ourselves. Hulce achieves what every actor strives for in a role ... to make the character so real that the audience wants to see him helped and wants to know all they can about him.

This is, without a doubt, an Oscar-worthy performance and one of TOM HULCE's best!


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