08 19 Oct '24
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Raoul Servais


82' - 1994 - Fantasy, Adventure - Dialogue: English
Director: Raoul Servais Composer: Kim Bullard With: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Elliott Spiers, Katja Studt
An eleven-year-old boy, Jan arrives at a rundown seaside hotel with his tutor, Mr. Bonze. His high spirits stand in marked contrast to the doom-and-gloom cynicism of the grown-ups. Avoid the lighthouse keeper they tell him. He's a weirdo and he eats seagulls for breakfast. As soon as he can, of course, Jan makes straight for the lighthouse. Karol, the keeper, turns out to be a delightful man, a refugee from a place where progress was outlawed and technology banned. It was, he says, destroyed in a great cataclysm ...

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Raoul Servais


Kim Bullard


Armin Mueller-Stahl, Elliott Spiers, Katja Studt


Raoul Servais, Frank Daniel, Alain Robbe-Grillet

Director of Photography

Gilberto Azevedo, Walter van den Ende


Chantal Hymans


Heinz Bibo, Dany Geys, Tharsi Vanhuysse

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Countries of production

Belgium, Hungary, United Kingdom, Germany, France

Screenplay based on





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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