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still from Paranoia (Adriaan Ditvoorst, NL 1967)

Paranoia

Paranoia

Adriaan Ditvoorst / NL, 1967 / 101 min.

Film based on W.F. Hermans' novella Paranoia (1953), about a young man traumatised by war. Arnold Clever becomes convinced he is a wanted war criminal whose description is all over the newspapers. This delusion leads to his downfall.

poster Paranoia (Adriaan Ditvoorst, NL 1967)
Paranoia was the first feature-length fiction film by Adriaan Ditvoorst, whose short film debut Ik kom wat later naar Madra (1965) attracted international acclaim. Reviewers noted that Ditvoorst had successfully captured the dark tone of Hermans' novella through sparse use of dialogue, powerful images and a foreboding atmosphere.

Details

Director

Adriaan Ditvoorst

Production year

1967

Country

NL

Original title

Paranoia

Length

101 min.

Language

Dutch

Format

35mm

Part of

W.F. Hermans op film

Willem Frederik Hermans is one of the Netherlands’ most famous post-war authors. It will be his 100th anniversary on 1 September 2021 and this will be celebrated across the country with exhibitions and publications. Eye will be participating by screening all the adaptations of his work by Dutch filmmakers.

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still from Paranoia (Adriaan Ditvoorst, NL 1967)
still from Paranoia (Adriaan Ditvoorst, NL 1967)

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