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Character (Karakter) (1997)

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Jan Decleir Jan Decleir
Fedja van Huêt Fedja van Huêt
Tamar van den Dop Tamar van den Dop
Lorna Te George
Victor Löw Victor Löw
De Gankelaar
Hans Kesting Hans Kesting
Jan Maan
Lou Landré Lou Landré
Bernard Droog Bernard Droog

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Mike van Diem Mike van Diem


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The best Holland has to offer

10 years, 11 months ago at Jun 2 21:39
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2 June

Almost a year ago, when I joined Listal, the only great Dutch films I had seen were 'Black Book' and 'Soldier of Orange'. I thought these two films were the only good ones. I was terribly wrong: 'Simon', 'The Marathon', 'Daglicht' and now 'Character'.

+ Wonderful costumes and set designs
+ Victor Löw's role
+ I loved the story of this film
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A very good movie

12 years, 6 months ago at Nov 24 12:19
2 votes
Since I have been living in the Netherlands, I try to watch as many Dutch movies as possible. Honestly, the Dutch movie industry is rather small and most of the movies are not really worth a look, but, from time to time, you come accross some real gem and this movie is a perfect example. Even though it is nowadays pretty much forgotten, back in those days, it did manage to win the Academy award fo... read more
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Description: Based on the popular classic 1938 Dutch novel by Ferdinand Bordewijk, a drama about a timeless struggle between father and son - a struggle even the father knows the son is destined to win. Dreverhaven, the city's most feared bailiff, is dead, discovered with a knife through his heart. A self-taught lawyer who just passed his exams was the last person to see Dreverhaven alive. Now, the police want to know why he visited the old man, and the young barrister is ready to tell the story of a lifetime. Winner of the 1997 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. ... (more)
Release date: 17 April 1997
UPC: 043396085572
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"Best Foreign Language Film! Winner: Karakter! Nominees: Beyond Silence Four Days in September Secrets of the Heart The Thief"

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