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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.

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‘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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Details

Director

Rudolf van den Berg

Production year

1989

Country

NL

Original title

De avonden

Length

122 min.

Language

Dutch

Format

35mm

Part of

Eye Classics

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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