A portrait painted by four grand­sons of their grand­fa­ther Karel van het Reve, as a witty grandpa, gifted writer, shrewd observer and man of principles.
Four grand­sons talk about their grand­fa­ther Karel van het Reve. Affec­tion­ately, Maarten and Jonathan van het Reve and Michiel and Jeroen Driessen describe a witty grandpa, who told jokes about crap and made the chil­dren straighten his bent finger by hitting it. With respect and pride and care­fully choosing their words, they talk about his profes­sional life as a shrewd observer of the world news, who walloped stupid ideas out of the world and frequently attacked opinio communis. For all four of them, grandpa is an example and a touch­stone. Inter­view frag­ments are alter­nated with images of land­scapes that Van het Reve loved, accom­pa­nied by excerpts from his work, and with pictures from the family album, also with brother Gerard. The grand­sons do not under­stand either why he turned so vehe­mently against grand­fa­ther Karel. Grandpa was mild and has forgiven his brother.’

Title: Profiel - Karel van het Reve, vier kleinzonen vertellen
Year: 2007
Duration : 35 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2007

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