Alex van Warmerdam Collection
When his mother is drawn into sainthood and the frustrations of his father become too difficult to manage, 12-year-old Thomas finds escape from the 1960s Dutch suburb where they live through his obsession with events on the broadcast news. He is encouraged in this escapism by Plagge, a postman who who spies on the locals by reading their mail and knows all of the bizarre and intimate secrets of the eccentric inhabitants of the estate.
Alex van Warmerdam's sophomore feature, the dark and surreal comedy THE NORTHERNS won three Felixes for Best Film, Music and Art Direction at the European Film Awards.
“A darkly amusing satire of bourgeois life and its repressions, executed with visual and dramatic flair.” –The New York Times
DIRECTED BY ALEX VAN WARMERDAM
NETHERLANDS | 1992 | DUTCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
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