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Directed by Frans Weisz

Netherlands | 90 minutes | 1989

Dutch with English subtitles

It is the second marriage for both Lea and Nico, and they are throwing a lavish and wild party. Now "thirtysomething" in 1972, both of them were, as children, hidden with Christians during World War II. While Lea's parents survived, Nico's mother died. The wedding celebration is in full swing but is wracked by memories of the war. While Lea's mother slips into delusion, Lea realizes her anger at being abandoned as a child, and several ex-lovers dance in and out of the party. As characters emerge and flirt with each other, the atmosphere sizzles, and much about the past is revealed. Snappy, deep, and often funny, this film was a box-office smash in Europe.
Director Frans Weisz
Countries of Production Netherlands
Year of Presentation 1989
Language(s) Dutch with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 90 minutes
Principal Cast Kitty Courbois, Peter Oosthoek, Catherine Bruggencate
Award(s)

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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