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Character (1997)

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Original title: Karakter

Release Date
 USA: Mar 27, 1998
DVD Release Date
 R1: Feb 4, 2003

Budget $4,500,000

MPAA Rating
Rated R for violence.

Running Time
2 hours, 2 minutes

Country Netherlands, Belgium

Studio First Floor Features

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• Character (1997)
• Karakter

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Genre: Drama, Murder, Law, Police, Period Piece, Psychodrama, Revenge

Plot: Based on the popular classic 1938 Dutch novel by Ferdinand Bordewijk, a drama about a timeless struggle between father and son - a struggle even the father knows the son is destined to win. Dreverhaven, the city's most feared bailiff, is dead, discovered with a knife through his heart. A self-taught lawyer who just passes his exams was the last person to see Dreverhaven alive. Now, the police want to know why he visited the old man, and the young barrister is ready to tell the story of a lifetime. Winner of the 1997 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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 Directed by
 Written by
Jan Decleir
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Betty Schuurman
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Tamar van den Dop
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Hans Kesting
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Bernard Droog
 Music By
Paleis van Boem
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