Stelling's second historical feature film is based on an anonymous medieval morality play, in which the travelling protagonist Elckerlyc - i.e. Everyman - cheats, steals and murders. Then, he falls in love with a sweet girl, but their liaison is short-lived, as the village idiot strangles her. Driven to insanity, Elckerlyc takes revenge on his fellow men. Just as in Stelling's debut Mariken van Nieumeghen, most roles in Elckerlyc were played by amateurs.

Credits

Director
Producer
Production Design
Set geluid
Muziek
Production company
Jos Stelling Films
Distributor NL
Tuschinski Filmdistribution

Title: Elckerlyc
Year: 1975
Duration : 1 hour, 30 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2005

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