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An elderly former cabaret performer gets a belated chance to prove himself. He is asked for the leading role in a play about an actor playing his last big role. During rehearsals, the aged artist is confronted with missed opportunities and painful events in the past. About the fear of mediocrity, the power struggle between actor and director, the secret of acting and the boundary between actor and character. Adapted from Harry Mulisch’s novel.

Title: Hoogste tijd
Year: 1995
Duration : 1 hour, 40 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 1995

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Acteur (1995)
Rijk de Gooyer

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Lange Speelfilm (1995)
Jos van der Linden
Beste Lange Speelfilm (1995)
René Seegers
Beste Lange Speelfilm (1995)
Frans Weisz

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