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Fons Rademakers

Het mes

89' - 1961 - Drama - Dialogue: Dutch
Director: Fons Rademakers Composer: Pim Jacobs With: Reitze van der Linden, Marie-Louise Videc, Ellen Vogel
13-year old Thomas has stolen a knife. lt is precious to him, but this knife is not just a toy, it is also a deadly weapon in the hands of an adolescent who thinks he has to stand against grown ups whom he believes threaten him. Together with Toni, his little girlfriend, he watches a couple of boys who have dragged a girl into the woods. For Thomas this scene is beginning to lose much of its mystery. He begins to become aware of forces at work in the wor1d of a grown up" He also witnesses an even more shocking event one night, when he secretly watches his mother, a young widow who seeks to overcome her loneliness with Oscar, Thomas' teacher...

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Fons Rademakers


Pim Jacobs


Reitze van der Linden, Marie-Louise Videc, Ellen Vogel


Hugo Claus

Director of Photography

Eduard van der Enden


Han Rust


Fons Rademakers

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Countries of production

The Netherlands



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