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De witte waan

Adriaan Ditvoorst / NL, 1984 / 96 min.

Mothers and sons: the relationship doesn’t always work. The romantic decadent painter Laszlo (Thom Hoffman) is nevertheless reconciled with his dying mother – after which it’s all the way to the end in style, with champagne and pills.

De witte waan poster
For a long time, Adriaan Ditvoorst (1940-1987) was considered the most original Dutch cinematic talent. For De witte waan, Ditvoorst adapted the play De moeder van David S. by Yvonne Keuls. The film focuses on the problematic relationship between a dominant mother and her son (Thom Hoffman), who lives in a squat, paints and uses heroin.

Details

Director

Adriaan Ditvoorst

Production year

1984

Country

NL

Original title

De witte waan

Length

96 min.

Language

Dutch

Subtitles

NONE

Format

35mm

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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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