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Hugo Claus Feature film - 2001 - 93 min.

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Adaptation of Hugo Claus' play from 1996, in which the terminally ill Magda, lying on her deathbed, looks back on her disappointing marriage and offspring; on her surly, slovenly husband Oscar (played by Jan Decleir), her dull son and her daughter who is married to a second-rate soccer player. Magda's deceased, wicked sister Marleen keeps interrupting her story, makes comments, provokes and blackmails, until finally Magda passes on peacefully.


Director(s) Hugo Claus
Script Hugo Claus
Producer(s) Paul Breuls
Cathérine Vandeleene
Production Company
Corsan Productions
SNG Film
René Scholten
Director of Photography
Production Design
Menno Boerema
Sound on Set
Production Country