The Northerners

Directed by Alex van Warmerdam
Fortissimo Films
108 Minutes
Comedy, Drama
Not Rated
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THE NORTHERNERS is a dark and surreal comedy that takes place in a run-down 1960's housing development. When his mother is drawn into sainthood and the resulting frustrations of his father become too difficult to manage, Thomas, a young boy, becomes obsessed with events on the broadcast news. He is encouraged in this escapism by Plagge, the postman who reads all the mail and knows all of the bizarre and intimate secrets of the eccentric inhabitants of the estate.


  • Jack Wouterse
  • Annet Malherbe
  • Rudolf Lucieer
  • Loes Wouterson
  • Alex van Warmerdam
  • Highest Rating
    "[A] darkly amusing satire of bourgeois life and its repressions, executed with visual and dramatic flair."
    Stephen Holden, The New York Times

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