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The Northerners (1992)

De noorderlingen (original title)
During the summer of 1960, the idiosyncratic residents of a one-street Dutch suburb collide in intertwining stories of desire and frustration.

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Alex van Warmerdam

Writers:

Alex van Warmerdam (screenplay), Aat Ceelen (in cooperation with)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Wouterse Jack Wouterse ... Slager
Annet Malherbe ... Martha
Rudolf Lucieer Rudolf Lucieer ... Jager
Loes Wouterson Loes Wouterson ... Elisabeth
Leonard Lucieer Leonard Lucieer ... Thomas
Alex van Warmerdam ... Postbode
Veerle Dobbelaere Veerle Dobbelaere ... Agnes
Dary Some Dary Some ... Neger (as Dary Somé)
Theo van Gogh Theo van Gogh ... Dikke Willie
Jacques Commandeur Jacques Commandeur ... De Onderwijzer
Loes Luca Loes Luca ... Moeder Dikke Willie
Leny Breederveld Leny Breederveld ... Buurvrouw
Olga Zuiderhoek Olga Zuiderhoek ... Buurvrouw
Cecile Heuer Cecile Heuer ... Buurvrouw
Annemarie Blom Annemarie Blom ... Buurvrouw
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Storyline

A surreal black comedy set in a decrepit 1960's housing development. When his mother is drawn into sainthood and the resulting frustrations of his father become too difficult to manage, Thomas, a young boy, becomes obsessed with events on the broadcast news. The liberation of the Belgian Congo is taking place and Thomas becomes Lumumba, one of the contenders as the Congo's new leader. He is encouraged in this escapism by Plagge, the postman who reads all the mail and knows all of the bizzarre and intimate secrets of the eccentric inhabitants of the estate. Written by Michele Wilkinson, University of Cambridge Language Centre

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

17 April 1992 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Noorderlinger See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Goofs

During dinner, the butcher runs out after his wife, leaving a full plate. Upon his return the plate is nearly empty. See more »

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You haven't seen anything like it
5 November 2002 | by Ikarus65See all my reviews

I had a great time watching this black comedy which ranks high up there with the finest of the genre. It's not like any other movie I have seen before, but I think that if you like a movie like Delicatessen, you will also enjoy this one. I only wish it were available on DVD!


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