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still from De avonden (Rudolf van den Berg, NL 1989)

De avonden

De avonden

Rudolf van den Berg / NL, 1989 / 122 min.

Frits van Egters whiles away his days working in an office, ridicules his friends, observes his parents with pity and irritation; De avonden, an icon of post-war Dutch literature, was long considered unfilmable, but Rudolf van den Berg and Thom Hofman have made Gerard Reve’s debut novel into a Dutch film classic.

poster De avonden (Rudolf van den Berg, NL 1989)
‘Hoy buoy’, ‘apple-berry wine’ and 'It was seen, it did not go unnoticed' are famous quotes from De avonden, Gerard Reve’s award-winning debut novel from 1947.

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Rudolf van den Berg

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Original title

De avonden


122 min.





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Eye’s collection includes a wealth of classics. We screen them regularly, in various programmes. Eye now brings film history even closer with its new series Eye Classics: three classics a week, chosen by Eye's programmers. On the big screen, screened in 35mm whenever possible.

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