Gordel van smaragd

Orlow Seunke Feature film - 1997 - 125 min.

Gouden Kalf-nominatie

Beste Lange Speelfilm Orlow Seunke

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Theo Staats arrives on the rubber plantation of his uncle in the Dutch East Indies, the Tropic of Emerald. He meets Ems, the stunning singer at the club and falls in love at first sight. Ems, from a poor half-blood family, does not want to abandon her Dutch husband, but cannot suppress her feelings. Tropic Of Emerald follows their passionate affair for ten years: from 1939 when the Dutch enjoy their colonial power without concern; via the Japanese invasion in 1942 and the difficult war years that separate the lovers; right up to the struggle that led to Indonesian independence in 1949, when they face a fresh choice.

Credits

Director(s) Orlow Seunke
Producer(s) Orlow Seunke
Wim Lehnhausen
Production Company
Emerald Films
Director of Photography
Production Design
Philippe Graff
Editing
Sound on Set
Georges Bossaers
Music
Cast
Distribution