New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

CHARACTER
(KARAKTER)

March 19, 1999 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.

Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(Netherlands, 1998, 124 minutes, color, 35 mm)
Directed by Mike van Diem
Starring Fedja van Huet, Jan Decleir, Betty Schuurman,Victor Low
In Dutch with English subtitles

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Winner of the 1998 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this superbly crafted Dutch film set in 1920's Rotterdam is a gripping portrait of a man haunted by the figure of a father he does not know. The film features lavish period detail, a superb cast, and intricate camerawork.

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