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A doctor trying to develop a serum to lengthen life tries his formula out on the unsuspecting residents of an old-age home.

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Sandy Whitelaw (as Alexander Whitelaw)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiram Keller ... Dr. Ben Land
Tina Aumont ... Anna
Klaus Kinski ... Nicholas Ulrich
Fons Rademakers ... Prof. van Arp
Eric Schneider Eric Schneider ... Dr. Linden
Frans Mulder Frans Mulder ... Pim Henke (as Franz Mulder)
Lyda Polak Lyda Polak ... Lydia
Joan Remmelts Joan Remmelts ... Family doctor
André van den Heuvel André van den Heuvel ... Felix Dolda
Onno Molenkamp ... Director of old age home
Dick Scheffer Dick Scheffer ... Official from ministry of science (as Dick Schefer)
Albert Van Doorn Albert Van Doorn ... Emile van der Lutte
Adrian Brine Adrian Brine ... Dr. Winston
Helen van Meurs Helen van Meurs ... Psychiatrist
Sacco van der Made Sacco van der Made ... Animal feeder
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A doctor trying to develop a serum to lengthen life tries his formula out on the unsuspecting residents of an old-age home.

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Netherlands | UK | Belgium | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1976 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Esperanza de vida See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Whitepal Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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At one point in the film, Tina Aumont is put into some "DNA helix" bondage as part of some consensual lovemaking with Dr. Land. Some bondage fans believe this is the first appearance of Japanese shibari bondage in a mainstream Western film. See more »

Alternate Versions

When released on VHS in 1987 in the UK, the BBFC made cuts of 1 minute 14 seconds to achieve an '18' rating. These cuts were waived when released again on video on 22 May 1995. See more »

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Eurocinema little gem
21 July 2018 | by nocheblancheSee all my reviews

Lifespan is a paced euro movie that sets your brain thinking after you have watched the end credits. Shot in the Netherlands with some very nice location shooting locations , perhaps because i live in Europe and know Amsterdam a bit i can relate to the film more. Director Sandy Whitelaw seems with this movie offers Klaus Kinski in a more solid more relaxed part playing the Swiss Man with that European style himself asking and wanting and is prepared to pay for it. This movie has a fresh brisk pace rather like a Autumn morning in Amsterdam Centrum.


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