Beste Acteur Rudolf Lucieer
Beste Regie Alex van Warmerdam
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Absurdist film about the experiences and especially the suppressed feelings of lust of the inhabitants of an archetypical Dutch new estate in the Dutch West during the summer of 1960. Winner of two Golden Calves in 1992.
Just like his debut Abel (1986), Van Warmerdam's De noorderlingen won two Golden Calves. The director plays the spying mailman in a minimal new housing estate in 1960, with one street and one bus stop, shot in taut compositions. An absurdist world full of repressed feelings, with a sexually frustrated butcher, his venerated, fasting wife, an unfertile hunter and Theo van Gogh on a red moped.