Seagulls Die in the Harbour

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Seagulls Die in the Harbour
Seagulls Die in the Harbour.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Rik Kuypers
Ivo Michiels
Roland Verhavert
Produced by Bruno De Winter
Written by Rik Kuypers
Ivo Michiels
Roland Verhavert
Starring Tine Balder
Music by Jack Sels and Max Damasse
Cinematography Johan Blansjaar
Edited by Raymonde Beaudoux
Release date
  • 1955 (1955)
Running time
94 minutes
Country Belgium
Language Dutch

Seagulls Die in the Harbour (Dutch: Meeuwen sterven in de haven) is a 1955 Belgian drama film directed by Rik Kuypers, Ivo Michiels and Roland Verhavert, for which Jack Sels wrote the soundtrack. The film was entered into the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


A man (Julien Schoenaerts) is seen wandering around in Antwerp, avoiding all contact with other people. He is penniless and desperately wants to leave the country, but can't pay for his enshipment. The only people who like him are the boatman's wife (Tine Balder), a prostitute (Dora van der Groen) and a little orphan girl called Gigi (Gisèle Peeters)). Slowly but surely it becomes clear why he is hiding and why he needs to flee...



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Seagulls Die in the Harbour". Retrieved 2009-02-04. 

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