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Accidentally stepping off a train at some God-forsaken whistle stop, a worldly, elegantly dressed Frenchwoman (Stéphane Excoffier) finds shelter in the cabin of a lonely Dutch pointsman (Jim van der Woude), whose life consists mainly of his work, daily housekeeping, and sleep. Using gestures, facial expressions, color contrast, and virtually no dialogue (the characters speak two different languages, anyway), director Jos Stelling builds his film on the opposition between the virginal pointsman's emotional aloofness and the blatant, provocative eroticism of his guest, which eventually makes her a hostage of his passion. This is an artistic film that will likely appeal primarily to movie buffs. ~ Yuri German, Rovi

  • Release date:April 8, 1988

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Netherlands Film Festival Jos Stelling Golden Calf 1985 Winner

Cast

Jim Van Der Woude
as Pointsman
Stephane Excoffier
as Woman
Josse de Pauw
as Postman
John Kraaykamp
as Engineer
Tom van Dort
as Assistant Engineer

Crew

Jos Stelling
Director
Jos Stelling
Producer
Stanley Hillebrandt
Producer
Jos Stelling
Screenwriter
George Brugmans
Screenwriter
Hans de Wolf
Screenwriter
Theo Van de Sande
Cinematographer
Paul Van Den Bos
Cinematographer
Frans Bromet
Cinematographer
Michel Mulders
Composer (Music Score)
Rimko Haanstra
Editor
Gert Brinkers
Art Director
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