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Rudi Van Den Bossche

Olivetti 82 - A Life of Secrets (Olivetti 82)

88' - 2001 - Drama, Thriller - Dialogue: Dutch, Yiddish
Director: Rudi Van Den Bossche Composer: Wim De Wilde With: Dirk Roofthooft, Hilde Heijnen, Hans De Munter, Peter Gorissen, Ingrid De Vos, Sara Vertongen, Gijs Scholten Van Aschat, Rifka Lodeizen, Nand Buyl
On Christmas Eve, a man is being interrogated. He is the main suspect in a mysterious murder case. The man himself, Bernard Van de Wiele, does not understand why he has been taken in for interrogation. Because he stubbornly refuses to answer any questions, one of the inspectors brings in a typewriter, an Olivetti 82, reasoning that the man is a writer, and that way he’ll be able to tell his story. Gradually the man starts telling us the story of his life – a search for love and security: the hate of his mother because he reminds her too much of her Canadian lover, the tragic death of his little sister, his unhappy marriage and the close relation with his daughter Evelien. At the end of his story, the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle fall into their gruesome place …

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Credits

Director

Rudi Van Den Bossche

Composer

Wim De Wilde

With

Dirk Roofthooft, Hilde Heijnen, Hans De Munter, Peter Gorissen, Ingrid De Vos, Sara Vertongen, Gijs Scholten Van Aschat, Rifka Lodeizen, Nand Buyl

Scenario

Rudi Van Den Bossche, Ilse Somers

Director of Photography

Richard Van Oosterhout, Goert Giltay

Editor

Ludo Troch

Producer

Antonino Lombardo, Rein Boumans

More information

Dialogue

Dutch, Yiddish

Countries of production

Belgium, The Netherlands

Year

2001

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