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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.

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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.


Persons under 16 years must be accompanied by an adultThis movie contains scenes with alcohol and/or drug useThis movie contains scenes of violenceThis movie contains foul language


Adriaan Ditvoorst

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De witte waan


96 min.







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