Fons Rademakers

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Fons Rademakers
Fons Rademakers (1986).jpg
Fons Rademakers in 1986
Born (1920-09-05)5 September 1920
Roosendaal, Netherlands
Died 22 February 2007(2007-02-22) (aged 86)
Geneva, Switzerland
Occupation Filmmaker, actor
Years active 1924 - 1964

Fons Rademakers (5 September 1920 – 22 February 2007) was a Dutch filmmaker and actor.

His 1960 film Makkers Staakt uw Wild Geraas was entered into the 11th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear Award.[1]

During a career spanning several decades he directed 11 films, including The Assault, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1986, and The Village on the River, nominated for the same award in 1959.[2] Making him both the first Dutch director to be nominated and win this award.

He died in 2007 in a Geneva hospital of emphysema, after the life-support machines were switched off at his request.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Berlinale 1961: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  2. ^ "The 32nd Academy Awards (1960) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  3. ^ "Dutch director Rademakers dies". bbc.co.uk. February 23, 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 

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