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Desiree

Felix de Rooy / NL, 1984 / 96 min.

A woman makes a radical decision when she falls into a cult’s clutches. This no budget production revisits her family-related traumas using flashbacks. Felix de Rooy based his 'black cinema' debut on a news report.

poster Desiree (Felix de Rooy, NL 1984)
A lonely woman (a powerful performance by Marian Rolle) is caught in a cult’s clutches. She falls in love with a non-sect member and falls pregnant. The man leaves her when he loses his job. The sect’s leader views the child as unclean because it was conceived by an unbeliever, after which the woman makes a radical decision.

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Director

Felix de Rooy

Production year

1984

Country

NL

Original title

Desiree

Length

96 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NONE

Format

35mm

Part of

Felix de Rooy

Felix de Rooy (1952) is a filmmaker from Curaçao who is also active as an actor, visual artist, theatre-maker and collector. Many young makers in the Netherlands and the Caribbean see him as a major source of inspiration. Eye is presenting an overview of short and feature-length fiction films by and with Felix de Rooy.

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