Van Warmerdam’s feature debut is an absurdist drama about 31-year-old Abel who still lives with his parents. They want their son to leave home, but Abel does not fancy the idea at all.
Absurdist drama about thirty-one-year-old Abel, who still lives with his parents. The latter feel it is time for their son to leave the nest, but Abel does not fancy the idea. He scans the town with his binoculars and tries to snip through flies in full flight. The arrival of a TV set marks the turning point. Van Warmerdam's feature film début won two Golden Calves in 1986: for Best Full-length Feature film and Best Direction.

Title: Abel
Year: 1986
Duration : 1 hour, 38 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2020

DramaAbsurdismFamily affairsAll 40 Gold

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Lange Speelfilm (1986)
Laurens Geels
Beste Regie (1986)
Alex van Warmerdam
Beste Lange Speelfilm (1986)
Dick Maas

Gouden Kalf nominees

Other awards

Prijs v.d. Nederlandse Filmkritiek (1986)

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