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Derek de Lint as "Philippe"
van een oude dwaas
French: Journal d'un Vieux Fou
(Ralph Michael pictured above as "Mr. Hamelinck")
- The Cannon Group, Iblis Films, Dedalus and Fons Rademakers
Approximately 93 minutes long
Director - Lili Rademakers
Hugo Claus (screenplay)
Junichiro Tanizaki (novel)
Director of Photography - Paul van den Bos
Music - Egisto Macchi
Produced by - Fons Rademakers, Pierre Drouot, Henry Lange
Executive Producer - Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus
Ralph Michael- "Mr.
Marcel Hamelinck" (the "Old Man")
Beatie Edney- "Simone" (the daughter-in-law)
Suzanne Flon - "Mrs. Denise Hamelinck"
Derek de Lint - "Philippe" (Philippe Hamelinck, the
Dora van der Groen - " Alma"
Ina van der Molen - "Karin"
Premiered: January 14,
The only comment
I want to add to the below description besides "gorgeous photography!"
is "foot fetish." :-)
From the back of
the video box (copyright © 1989 Heron Communications, Inc.):
H seems to have lost everything: his health, his youth, his wife and
even control over his own fortune. But he has kept something far more
important: his desire for women. And that life-affirming passion,
fueled by the tempting nearness of his sultry daughter-in-law, let's
him escape from his sickbed into the rich world of fantasy and remembrance.
of a Mad Old Man
and you'll find humor and tradgedy, wisdom and sensuality. Based on
Junichiro Tanizaki's acclaimed novel, it is a film for everyone who's
ever harbored a secret sexual wish.
customer reviews of the novel by Junichiro Tanizaki
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