The Sacrament (1989 film)
|Directed by||Hugo Claus|
|Produced by||Paul Breuls
|Written by||Hugo Claus|
|Edited by||Menno Boerema|
|Running time||90 minutes|
The Sacrament (Dutch: Het sacrament) is a 1989 Belgian comedy film directed by Belgian author Hugo Claus. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. The film is based on Claus own novel "Omtrent Deedee" and his play "Interieur".
A family has its annual family reunion to commemorate the anniversary of mother's death. People drink and eat heavily and after a while all restrictions are lost. Family members start ventilating old frustrations, discussions and tensions. Eventually one homosexual young man gets depressed and a drama escalates.
- Ann Petersen as Natalie
- Carl Ridders as Claude
- Jan Decleir as Albert
- Hugo Van Den Berghe as Antoine
- An De Donder as Jeanne
- Marc Didden as Gigi
- Chris Lomme as Lotte
- Brit Alen as Tilly
- Linda Schagen Van Leeuwen as Lutje
- Blanka Heirman as Taatje
- Koen Crucke
- Frank Aendenboom as Dee Dee, the priest (uncredited)
- "Festival de Cannes: The Sacrament". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
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