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Title Character [(DVD) videorecording] = Karakter / Sony Pictures Classics ; Laurens Geels & Dick Maas presenteren een film van Mike Van Diem ; scenario, Mike van Diem, in samenwerking met [in association with] Laurens Geels & Ruud Van Megen ; producent [producer], Laurens Geels ; regisseur [director], Mike Van Diem ; een Almerica Film B.V. productie in co-productie met NPS [an Almerica Film LTD production in co-production with NPS].

Edition Widescreen edition.
Publication Info. Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Classics, [2003]
Distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.
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 95th Street Adult DVD Foreign Films  DUTCH CHA    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  DUTCH CHA    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital 5.1, widescreen presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Language In Dutch with English subtitles ; closed-captioned in English.
Note Gebaseerd op [based on] "Dreverhaven en Katadreuffe" en "Karakter" van [by] F. Bordewijk.
Originally produced as a Dutch motion picture in 1997.
Special features: Trailers [Karakter and other Sony Pictures Classics films].
For specific features see interactive menu.
Cast Jan DeCleir (Dreverhaven), Fedja Van Huêt (Katadreuffe), Betty Schuurman (Joba), Tamar Van Den Dop (Lorna Te George), Victor Löw (De Gankelaar), Hans Kesting (Jan Maan), Pavlik Jansen Op De Haar (Jacob 12 jaar), Jasper Gottlieb and Marius Gottlieb (Jacob 6 jaar), Bernhard Droog (Stroomkoning), Lou Landré (Rentenstein).
Credits Fotografie, Rogier Stoffers ; montage [editor], Jessica De Koning ; muziek [original music], Het Paleis Van Boem ; translated by Martin Cleaver & Huub Huf.
Audience MPAA rating: Rated R.
Summary Dreverhaven is dead. The city's most feared bailiff, the curse of the poor, the agent of law without compassion--discovered with a knife through his heart. A self-taught lawyer who just passed his exams was the last person to see Dreverhaven alive. Now, the police want to know why he visited the old man, and the young barrister is ready to tell the story of a lifetime.
Contents Start -- Jacob Katadreuffe -- Legendary Dreverhaven -- Joba the housekeeper -- "When is our wedding?" -- Jacob's English books -- Looking for his father -- Arrested -- Jan Maan -- Cigar shop scam -- Dr. De Gankelaar -- Eloquent young man -- Mean Mr. Rentenstein -- Enemy at the gate -- Dreverhaven's proposal -- Eviction order -- Miss Te George -- Dr. Stroomkoning's library -- "I've just fired Rentenstein." -- PCS Bank vs. JW Katadreuffe -- "Do something to me!" -- Jacob's surprise party -- "I shall never marry you." -- Calm before the storm -- Mrs. Ten Have -- Last visit -- Suicide -- Acknowledged at last.
Awards Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, 1998.
Grand Jury Prize at the Los Angeles International Film Festival (Diem), 1997; Joseph Plateau Award for Best Belgian Actor (DeCleir), 1997 ; Zlota Zaba at Camerimage (Stoffers), 1997; Gouden Kalf for Best Feature Film at the Nederlands Film Festival, 1997; Grolsch Film Award (DeCleir), 1997; Fantasporto Directors' Week Award (Diem), 1998; Paris Film Festival Grand Prix and Prix d'Interprétation Masculine (DeCleir), 1998.
Subject Bordewijk, Ferdinand, 1884-1965 -- Television adaptations.
Bordewijk, Ferdinand, 1884-1965 -- Film adaptations.
Local Subject ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS, 1998.
Genre Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Feature films Netherlands.
Motion pictures, Dutch.
Motion pictures Netherlands.
Added Author Geels, Laurens.
Maas, Dick.
Van Diem, Mike.
Megen, Ruud van.
Decleir, Jan.
Huêt, Fedja van, 1973-
Schuurman, Betty.
Dop, Tamar van den, 1970-
Löw, Victor, 1961-
Bordewijk, Ferdinand, 1884-1965. Karakter.
Almerica Film B.V.
Nederlandse Programma Stichting.
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
Added Title Character
ISBN 0767889029
Standard No. 043396085572
Music No. 08557 Sony Pictures Classics
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