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Raoul Servais

Harpya

Edition 1986
9' - 1979 - Fantasy, Comedy, Horror, Thriller, Short
Director: Raoul Servais Composer: Lucien Goethals With: Will Spoor, Fran Waller Zeper, Sjoert Schwibethus
A city dweller, out for an evening stroll, hears a woman's cries for help and rescues her from an assailant who is trying to drown her in a public fountain. However, when our mild-mannered hero pulls her from the water, she proves to be not a woman but a harpy - with a woman's face and breasts and the body of bird of prey. He takes her home and treats her like a human, but she is true to her nature, mercilessly and ravenously taking command of the household, dispatching his pet, and trying to make sure he can't leave. When he does manage, by a clever ruse, to get out of the flat and enjoy a snack, things don't go as he'd hoped.

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Credits

Director

Raoul Servais

Composer

Lucien Goethals

With

Will Spoor, Fran Waller Zeper, Sjoert Schwibethus

Scenario

Raoul Servais

Director of Photography

Raoul Servais, Walter Smets

More information

Countries of production

Belgium

Year

1979

Filmography

Raoul Servais
Harbor Lights (short, 1960), November Diversion (short, 1962), The False Note (short, 1963), Chromophobia (short, 1965), Sirene (short, 1968), Goldframe (short, 1969), To Speak or Not to Speak (short, 1970), Operation X-70 (short, 1971), Pegasus (short, 1973), Het Lied van Haleweyn (short, 1976), Harpya (short, 1979), Die schöne gefangene (1982), Taxandria (1994), Nocturnal Butterflies (1998), Atraksion (short, 2001), Winter Days (short, 2003), Tank (short, 2015), Der Lange Kerl (short, 2021)

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