Arends

Jelle Nesna Television drama - 1997 - 52 min.

Gouden Kalf-nominatie

Beste Televisiedrama Jelle Nesna

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Dramatised biography of Jan Arends (1925-1974), a Dutch poet who ended his life in 1974 by jumping out of the window of his room in Amsterdam's Roelof Hartplein, plagued by depression. The film starts in the year before his death and looks back on his life as we witness his mental degeneration. Using flashbacks, we see the time he spent in psychiatric institutions and his activities as copywriter at an advertising agency. Until we eventually find ourselves at the moment of his birth.

Credits

Director(s) Jelle Nesna
Production Company
Director of Photography
Joost van Starrenburg
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Production Country
Netherlands