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Diary of a Mad Old Man

Diary of a Mad Old Man

A Feature film by Lili Rademakers

Produced by Dedalus

Release in France : 09/03/1988

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Actors (5)

Production and distribution (4)

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Foreign production companies :

Iblis Films, Fons Rademakers Productie

Co-production :

La Sept Cinéma

French distribution :

Cannon france

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Marcel Hamelinck has a chronic muscle disease and therefore has to retire from his work. After his wife Denise dies, his attention is drawn to his daughter-in-law Simone. Obsessively he tries to make overtures, even at the expense of his own health. He gives her expensive presents and builds a pool to see her swim. After Simone allows him to touch her, Hamelinck only has one wish: to become her slave. Simone cleverly exploits the situation, while Marcel's condition slowly worsens.

Full credits (11)

Executive Producer :

Fons Rademakers

Author of original work :

Junichiro Tanizaki

Screenwriters :

Hugo Claus, Hugo Klaus

Director of Photography :

Paul Van den bos

Editors :

Ton de Graaf, Suzanne Van Well

Music Composer :

Egisto Macchi

Assistant director :

Gerda Diddens

Producer :

Henry Lange

Foreign Producer :

Pierre Drouot

Camera Operator :

Erwin Huppert

Production Designer :

Philippe Graff

Technical details

Feature film

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Literary adaptation

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Coproducer countries :

France, Belgium, Netherlands

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Runtime :

1 h 30 min

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