Witte, De 1980

Synopsis:

The second movie version, now in color, of Flemish (heimat-)author Ernest Claes' classical novel, titled after the nickname (Dutch 'the White', referring to a blond male) of the main character. The smart but naughty farmhands son's eternal mischief, pranks and disobedience drive his elders (especially teachers, family and father's grumpy employer, a rich farmer, but also neighbors and even the kind curate whose liturgical server he is) and classmates to despair in a time when a boy's punishment was still inevitable, swift and often severe; thus when his mother catches him skinny dipping she takes all his clothes home, forcing him to a long walk of shame, dreading dad's wrath all the way. This version also stresses the story's social and Flamingant aspects.

Directed by: Robbe De Hert
Written by: Robbe De Hert & Fernand Auwera & Hugo Claus & Louis Paul Boon & Gaston Durnez
Release date: 1980-12-17
Runtime: 106 minutes
Cast:
Clerckx Eric
Clerckx Eric
Louis Verheyden/De Witte 
Willy Vandermeulen
Willy Vandermeulen
Vader van de Witte 
Blanka Heirman
Blanka Heirman
Moeder van de Witte 
Paul-Emile Van Royen
Paul-Emile Van Royen
Teacher 
Magda De Winter
Magda De Winter
 
Links:
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Also known as:
  • Whitey