Tele­vi­sion drama based on the play Brim­stone and Treacle by Dennis Potter from 1976. The play was filmed in 1978 espe­cially for tele­vi­sion once already, but the BBC banned the nause­ating’ broad­cast until 1988. The story is about the Broex, a well-behaved middle-class family. Since their daughter Carry has been turned into a vegetable by a car acci­dent, her parents lead a life isolated from the outside world. Father Broex is ashamed of his idiot daughter, but mother remains hopeful and tries to commu­ni­cate with the girl. When father Broex bumps into a young man in a shop­ping centre who claims to be an old friend of his daughter, the hope­less situ­a­tion changes.

Title: De bitterzoet
Year: 2000
Duration : 1 hour, 15 minutes
Category: Long TV drama
Edition: NFF 2000

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Televisiedrama (2000)
Johan Simons

NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.