Shadow Man (1988 film)

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Shadow Man
Directed by Piotr Andrejew
Produced by Guys Versluis
Written by Piotr Andrejew
Starring Tom Hulce
Manouk van der Meulen
Jeroen Krabbé
Thom Hoffman
Music by Edvard Grieg
Wim Mertens
Cinematography Wit Dabal
Distributed by RCV
New World Pictures
Release date
  • 1988 (1988)
Running time
93 minutes
Country Netherlands
United Kingdom
Language English

Shadow Man is a 1988 film about a Polish-Jewish refugee during a fictional war in Amsterdam.


He partly belongs to the unseen world of darkness like a "Walker between two worlds" describing the famous Shadowman comics hero, created some years after this film,.


Tom Hulce as the Shadow Man, created an interesting and moving performance. Also starring Jeroen Krabbé as Theo and Manouk van der Meulen as Monique, a Dutch couple provoked by the arrival of the Shadowman.


The movie was written and directed by Polish director Piotr Andrejew, recognized in Europe for his short movies, with the photography by Wit Dabal and the music by Edvard Grieg and Wim Mertens. A Dutch-British co-production in English, with some minor Dutch dialogue.

Patsy Kensit backed out one day before shooting; Manouk van der Meulen took over her role.


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