Running Time: 118'
Main Cast :
Rutger Hauer - Adriaan
Marie-Christine Barrault - Liève
Bert Andre - The Butcher
Roger van Hool - François
Senne Rouffaer - The Parish Priest
Raf Heumen - Uncle Georges
Hector Camerlynck - Uncle Odilon
Tine Balder - Aunt Mélanie
Jenny Tanghe - Aunt Anna
Greta van Langendonck - Suzanne
Janine Bischops - Aunt Léontine
Johnny Boder - The Postman
The film tells the love of Liève for two young men. In the first year of the war in Antwerp in 1940, Liève marries Adriaan, a Flemish idealist who is drawn towards Germany by the occupation and away from Antwerp, to the eastern front. Liève shelters the resistant François in 1942 and discovers with him what love is really about.
During the Liberation she finds Adriaan again, bruised, sentenced, and she cannot bring herself to abandon him in these difficult circumstances, in spite of her passion for François.
The contradictions in her heart provoke the hypocrisy of some and the mediocrity of others. From year to year Liève drifts away from Adriaan who is irreducibly shut into his fascist obsessions and she senses that François, who is monopolized by his career, is drifting away from her.
Alone with her child, Liève breaks with this life of submission and departs.
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