Monsieur Hawarden

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Monsieur Hawarden
Directed by Harry Kümel
Produced by Rob du Mee
André Thomas
Written by Jan Blokker
Filip De Pillecyn
Starring Ellen Vogel
Cinematography Eduard van der Enden
Release dates
  • 20 March 1969 (1969-03-20)
Running time 109 minutes
Country Belgium
Language Dutch

Monsieur Hawarden is a 1969 Belgian-Dutch drama film[1] directed by Harry Kümel.[2] The film was selected as the Dutch entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 42nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[3]


A woman disguises herself as a man to avoid prosecution for murdering her lover fifteen years ago. She is the last living member of a wealthy Vienna family, and has spent the years after the murder traveling Europe with her female servant. Her travels provide her with an anonymous cloak that allows her freedom of movement but little peace of mind. Nearing middle age, the guilt and weariness of an empty life has her contemplating suicide as the only way out of her dilemma.


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  1. ^ "Monsieur Hawarden". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "Monsieur Hawarden". Eenlevenlangtheater. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  3. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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