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Claude Goretta

Het verdriet van België

Edition 1994
90' - 1994 - Drama - Dialogue: Dutch
Director: Claude Goretta Composer: Jurre Haanstra With: Marianne Basler, Damiaan De Schrijver, Mathias Engelbeen, Rüdiger Vogler, Marisa Berenson, Dirk Roofthooft
The Sorrow of Belgium is a television series in three episodes, based on the novel by Hugo Claus, directed by Claude Goretta. Louis Seynhaeve is educated in a strict, religious boarding-school, and after that, in a Jesuits college. He is a precocious child, hiding his sorrows underneath a seeming indifference. In the troubled years 1939-1947, he sees the adults debating around him and considers them with ruthless discernment. Confusion, insatisfaction, lack of self-confidence, these feelings dominate his childhood and adolescence, in the heart of a colourful and astonishing family.

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Credits

Director

Claude Goretta

Composer

Jurre Haanstra

With

Marianne Basler, Damiaan De Schrijver, Mathias Engelbeen, Rüdiger Vogler, Marisa Berenson, Dirk Roofthooft

Scenario

Hugo Claus

Director of Photography

Dominique Brenguier

Editor

Victorine H. van den Heuvel

Producer

Jan van Raemdonck

More information

Dialogue

Dutch

Countries of production

Belgium, France

Screenplay based on

["\"Het verdriet van België\" (Hugo Claus)","\"Het verdriet van België\" (Hugo Claus)"]

Year

1994

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