One day, Louis - who seems obsessed by weapons and all things related – visits his old school friend Ada. She is quickly won over and not long after they marry. After the wedding their honeymoon takes them to Verdun in northern France, where over 500,000 soldiers died during the First World War.

Louis runs from one monument and cemetery to the next, like someone possessed, salivating because of how hard the fighting was there. Ada feels increasingly uneasy with her new husband. One day, he purposely has himself and Ada locked in at Fort Douamont where terrible events took pace during the war. There he turns out to be a stark raving maniac.

Part of RTM, the Rotterdam selection.

Screenings

  • Fri 24 Jan LantarenVenster 1
    Dutch subtitles + Prelude: Kranenballet + With Q&A
    Tickets
Filmmaker
Bob Visser
Country
Netherlands
Year
1983
Medium
DCP
Length
90’
Language
Dutch
Producer
Kees Kasander
Production Company
Neon Media
Sales
Neon Media
Writer
Bob Visser, Jules Deelder, Rien Vroegindewij
Cinematography
Dick Verdult
Editor
Ot Louw
Production Design
Jan de Winter
Sound Design
Mark Glynne
Music
Tuxedomoon
Cast
Loes Luca, Ralph Wingens, Guido Lauwaert, Beppie Melissen, Frans Vogel, Lou Spanjersberg, Tineke Mallee