Belle

Irma Achten Feature film - 1993 - 99 min.

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Feature-film début by Irma Achten about a woman who tries to escape the social straitjacket of her time. The rebellious Belle van Levert, daughter of a textile magnate, hates everything involved with money and power. Her greatest desire is to be a poet. When she breaks with her parents, she is forced to take a job leaving her little time for poetry. As she grows older, wealthy and married, she realises that she has become someone she couldn't have respected as a child. At several crucial moments in her life, Belle meets The Man, who attaches enormous power to desire. For Belle, who keeps seeing her desires shattered, these meetings do not remain without consequences.

Credits

Director(s) Irma Achten
Script Irma Achten
Production Company
Director of Photography
Production Design
Anet Wilgenhof
Editing
Marina Bodbijl
Sound on Set
Benjamin Smelt
Cast
Production Country
Netherlands