Abel

Directed by Alex van Warmerdam
Fortissimo Films
1986
100 Minutes
Netherlands
Dutch
Comedy
Not Rated
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An extremely weird comedy revolving around the life of 31- year-old Abel, who has never left home (literally). After failing with doctors and psychiatrists, Abel's father Victor brings home Christine, a friend, in an attempt to teach Abel basic social skills. But Victor's wife Duif accuses him of having an affair, and in the ensuing row Abel is thrown out into the street. But help is at hand when he runs into kind-hearted stripper Zus - whose show Victor is obsessed with….

Cast

  • Alex van Warmerdam
  • Annet Malherbe
  • Henri Garcin
  • Loes Luca
  • Highest Rating
    "[T]he film is amusing and quite stylish."
    Stephen Holden, The New York Times

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