Het mes

Fons Rademakers Feature film - 1961 - 89 min.

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This thriller is based on a script by Hugo Claus, who reworked his own short story. Leading character is Thomas (13), who sees how a new man receives his mother's affection after his father's decease and who also falls in love himself for the first time. In his pocket, the tense boy carries a stolen oriental knife that he uses symbolically as a weapon against his mother's detested friend, his girlfriend and later even against his mother. The film was nominated for a Golden Palm in Cannes.

Credits

Director(s) Fons Rademakers
Script Hugo Claus
Producer(s) Joop Landré
Production Company
Nederlandse Filmproductie Maatschappij
Director of Photography
Eddy van der Enden
Production Design
Friso Wiegersma
Editing
Han Rust
Sound on Set
Peter Vink
Music
Cast
Production Country
Netherlands