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MONSIEUR HAWARDEN
1969

poster

Film

Director:

Harry Kümel

Language:
Dutch

Running Time: 100''

Main Cast :
Ellen Vogel - Monsieur Hawarden/Meriora Gillibrand
Dora van der Groen - Mrs Deschamps
Joan Remmelts - Servant Deschamps
Xander Fisher - Axel, Servant Deschamps's son
Senne Rouffaer - Officer
Hilde Uitterlinden - Victorine
John Lanting - Walter
Carola Gijsbers van Wijk - Corien
Beppie Blokker - Emma
Jean-Pierre Bras - Croupier

Screenplay:
Jan Blokker from a novel by Filip de Pillecijn

Awards and Nominations:
1968- Audience Award, International Art and Essai Festival in Hyeres
1969 - “Silver Hugo” Award for Best Photography, Chicago International           Film Festival
1969 - “Interfilmprize Award”, Edinburgh International Film Festival

Plot:
It's the story of a woman who disguises herself as a man in order to avoid prosecution for the murder of her lover happened 15 years before.
By accident her servant, with whom she travels all through Europe, discovers her secret.

She tries to starts her life anew in another city, but she keeps on suffering from guilt and reaches the point of considering suicide as the only way out.

She will not be able to avoid her fate.

Notes:
This is Rutger's film debut. Unfortunately his scenes were not included in the final edited version.

 

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