De Vliegende Hollander

Jos Stelling Feature film - 1995 - 136 min.

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Feature inspired by the ancient saga about an ill-fated seaman who is doomed to sail the world's seas for ever. Against the background of the 80 Years War to gain Dutch independance from the Spanish, the film tells the story of a serf who sets out to search his alleged father, The Flying Dutchman, and in the end finds himself. His adventure ends in an Amsterdam madhouse where he can take over his father's mythical nickname. The Flying Dutchman is an allegoricalfairy-tale about the advent of individualism, the importance of imagination, death and the longing to fly.

Credits

Director(s) Jos Stelling
Script Hans Heesen
Jos Stelling
Producer(s) Jos Stelling
Christoph Hahnheiser
Alain Keytsman
Production Company
Alain Keytsman Production
De Vliegende Hollander B.V.
Schlemmer Film
Executive Producer
Anton Kramer
Eddy Wijngaarde
Director of Photography
Production Design
Gert Brinkers
Editing
August Verschueren
Sound on Set
Matthias Lempert
Music
Cast
TV Company
Production Country
Netherlands