Family tragedy about the close relationship between two maladjusted brothers and their mute sister. Contact with the outside world causes their relationship to waver, especially when an unexpected visitor presents himself.
The Family was initially performed as a series of four plays by the Nederlands Toneel, directed by Lodewijk de Boer. Its overwhelming success made De Boer decide to adapt the grim stage play for the screen, under the production of Rob du Mée. It is the story of a family tragedy zooming in on the close relationship between two maladjusted brothers and their mute sister in an Amsterdam squat. Their contact with the outside world causes their relationship to waver, especially when a highly unexpected visitor presents himself.

Title: The Family
Year: 1973
Duration : 1 hour, 50 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 1992

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