The life of the poet Somberman takes a dive.
Feature based on the novella by Remco Campert. Herman Broekman (35) is no longer the heroic anar­chistic poet with whom Ines fell in love ten years before. Once known as Somberman, the poet with the crowbar, the intro­vert Herman now works in the storage section of a depart­ment store. When the store goes bank­rupt, Herman’s life takes a dive. His rela­tion­ship cools and he hits the bottle. His elderly friend, colleague and mentor Man in t Woud, a great fan of Somberman and his poetry anthology Action, does his best to bring the campaigning poet back to life. Herman however would rather focusess on his new job in the protec­tion racket, as side­kick for a crooked night­club owner, but is caught out by Man in t Woud. The old man manages to pull him out of the mire, but is not so fortu­nate himself.

Title: Somberman's actie
Year: 1999
Duration : 1 hour, 34 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 1999

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