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still from Als twee druppels water (Fons Rademakers, NL 1963)

Als twee druppels water

Fons Rademakers / NL, 1963 / 116 min.

Just like author W.F. Hermans, Fons Rademakers has always been fascinated by human behaviour during World War II. In this adaptation of Hermans' novel The darkroom of Damocles – now wonderfully refurnished on 35mm – Rademakers explores the motif of the double and the wartime boundaries between right and wrong.

poster Als twee druppels water (Fons Rademakers, NL 1963)
The somewhat shy tobacconist Ducker (Osewoudt in the book) is impressed by the British parachutist Dorbeck. He looks just like Ducker, who – subconsciously – models his life after his unusual double.

Details

Director

Fons Rademakers

Production year

1963

Country

NL

Original title

Als twee druppels water

Length

116 min.

Language

Dutch

Subtitles

ENG

Format

35mm

Part of

W.F. Hermans op film

Willem Frederik Hermans is one of the Netherlands’ most famous post-war authors. It will be his 100th anniversary on 1 September 2021 and this will be celebrated across the country with exhibitions and publications. Eye will be participating by screening all the adaptations of his work by Dutch filmmakers.

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still from Als twee druppels water (Fons Rademakers, NL 1963)

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