SKU 6184

PASTORALE 1943 (1978) * with switchable English subtitles *

Wim Verstappen, Simon Vestdijk Frederik de Groot ... Johan Schults Leen Jongewaard Leen Jongewaard ... Eskens Coen Flink Coen Flink ... Hammer Sacco van der Made Sacco van der Made ... Ballegooyen Hein Boele Hein Boele ... Cohen Geert de Jong Geert de Jong ... Mies Evertse Liane Saalborn Liane Saalborn ... juffrouw Schölvink Bram van der Vlugt Bram van der Vlugt ... van Dale Bernard Droog Bernard Droog ... Poerstamper Femke Boersma Femke Boersma ... moeder Poerstamper Dick van den Toorn Dick van den Toorn ... Piet Poerstamper Peter Römer Peter Römer ... Kees Poerstamper Pieter Lutz Pieter Lutz ... Mertens Pim Vosmaer Pim Vosmaer ... Jan Intveld Paul Röttger Paul Röttger ... van Waveren

Based on a novel written by Dutch writer Simon Vestdijk immediately after the liberation of Holland from German Occupation in May 1945, Pastorale 1943 shows the reaction of a rural population thrown into an entirely abnormal situation with the occupation. The film follows five unlikely heroes: a teacher, a florist, a restaurant owner, an engineer, and a piano-tuner-who become involved in the Resistance, undertaking in their unheroic way dangerous espionage activities under the noses of the Germans. Among the women's roles is a strikingly sober portrayal by Sylvia Kristel of a courageous courier. 

DVD-R is in Dutch with switchable English subtitles.  Approx. 122 mins.  See film samples for sound and video quality!  


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