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Jos Stelling

De vliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman)

140' - 1995 - Fantasy, Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: Dutch, Italian, French
Director: Jos Stelling Composer: Nicola Piovani With: René Groothof, Veerle Dobbelaere, René van 't Hof
The legend of the "Flying Dutchman," a sailor who challenged God and was doomed to roam the seven seas on a silent, spooky vessel which could fly through the air, has its origins in the 16th century, when Holland was a wealthy naval superpower. This film uses the title of the legend, but stays with its hero, a sailor who is caught seducing a farmer's wife and finishes his life in a cesspit, only for its first sequence. The rest of the film focuses on his bastard son, acquainted with the legend through an Italian minstrel who, out of pity for the boy, tells him his father is still alive. Believing this to be true, the boy goes out to look for his father, for his mystical boat and the magic sea...

Image gallery

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Jos Stelling


Nicola Piovani


René Groothof, Veerle Dobbelaere, René van 't Hof


Jos Stelling, Hans Heesen

Director of Photography

Goert Giltay


August Verschueren


Christoph Hahnheiser, Alain Keytsman, Jos Stelling

More information


Dutch, Italian, French

Countries of production

Belgium, Germany



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