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Derek de Lint as "Philippe"


"Simone"


"Mr. Hamelinck"

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Dutch: Dagboek van een oude dwaas
French: Journal d'un Vieux Fou

Ralph Michael as Mr Hamelinck - this isn't the title shot, I created it from a vid capture and a mask of the title
   (Ralph Michael pictured above as "Mr. Hamelinck")

Netherlands/Belgium/France - The Cannon Group, Iblis Films, Dedalus and Fons Rademakers
English
Approximately 93 minutes long
Director - Lili Rademakers
Writers -
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

Cast:

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 son)
Dora van der Groen - " Alma"
Ina van der Molen - "Karin"

Premiered: January 14, 1988

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.):

Wealthy Mr. 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.

Look inside the Diary 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.

Read customer reviews of the novel by Junichiro Tanizaki

Pics added 2/1/99

Credits: Nethlandfilm.nl , IMDb
Translations: InterTran™

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