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Burning Love (1983)

Brandende liefde (original title)
A young painter takes up French lessons with an elder lady to ensure he'll get a grant for a French arts institute. That way he meets Anna, a beautiful married woman nursing the lady's old ... See full summary »

Director:

Ate de Jong

Writers:

Ate de Jong (screenplay), Rob Houwer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monique van de Ven ... Anna / Louis' wife
Peter Jan Rens Peter Jan Rens ... Jan / painter
Ellen Vogel Ellen Vogel ... Jannie Bonnema-French teacher
Huub van der Lubbe Huub van der Lubbe ... Kees / Jan's friend
Siem Vroom Siem Vroom ... Mr. Bonnema / Jannie's Vader / father
Berend Boudewijn Berend Boudewijn ... Louis / Anna's husband
Hetty Blok Hetty Blok ... Executrice Testamentaire
Bernard Mesguich Bernard Mesguich ... Cultureel Attaché (as Bernard Mesquish)
Eliza Naber Eliza Naber ... Parisienne
Maya van den Broecke Maya van den Broecke ... Sonja
Marc Klein Essink Marc Klein Essink ... Eric
Swaantje Rutten Swaantje Rutten ... Louise
Jitske Dijkstra Jitske Dijkstra ... Lida
Johan Mittertreiner Johan Mittertreiner ... Dansleraar
Robert de Jonker Robert de Jonker ... Knul
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A young painter takes up French lessons with an elder lady to ensure he'll get a grant for a French arts institute. That way he meets Anna, a beautiful married woman nursing the lady's old father, and falls in love with her. Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

15 September 1983 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Alevli aşk See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #12.21 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Brandende Liefde
Music & Lyrics by René Nodelijk
Performed by Johnny Lion (as John Lion)
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The mix works
1 December 2009 | by wvisser-leusdenSee all my reviews

'Brandende liefde' (= Dutch for 'burning love') is a bittersweet comedy, set in the Dutch mid-20th century aristocracy. Set in an environment that has become history by now, evoking memories to those old enough to remember.

This very Dutch film is based on a novel by the famous Dutch writer Jan Wolkers. A writer who never ceased to express his love for nature: 'Brandende liefde' is the Dutch name for the flower 'Lychnis Arkwrightii Vesuvius'.

Another Wolkers-specialty was merging his stories with the vulgar side of life: death, decay, lust, sex, filth and nudity. All told in a very direct down-to-earth style. Apart from his great writing-ability, this recipe made Wolkers famous in a time when writing about such things still was a novelty.

These elements show in the film. 'Brandende liefde' is sometimes amusing, sometimes revolting. Sometimes rude and sometimes tender. Sometimes crude, sometimes tasteful. Sometimes beautiful and sometimes ugly. Whatever, the mix works.


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