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Karakter Character
Publication Information:
Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c2003.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 125 min.) : sd. (Dolby surround), col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: R.
Language Note:
In Dutch with English subtitles.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture.

Based on the novel by Ferdinand Bordewijk.
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'Interpretation Masculine (DeCleir), 1998; Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, 1998
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 Drevehaven 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.