Antonia / Antonia's Line (1995) DVD5
Antonia's Line, one of the movies nominated for the 1996 Best Foreign Film Oscar. Written and directed by Dutch filmmaker Marleen Gorris, it is a magnificently open-hearted feminist vision of the way the world could be if men were not always struggling to dominate it. We get to know five generations of a farm family in an magical and realist epic which begins just after World War II.

The film opens on the last day of Antonia's (Willke van Ammelrooy) life. As she looks around her house and farm, she recalls the time shortly after World War II when she returned with her daughter Danielle to the farm and village she had left as a girl. With great authority and generosity, she befriends a recluse, takes in the village simpleton, and provides a home for a retarded young woman who has been raped by a brother.

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:41:26 | 3.79 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Dutch
Subtitles: English hardcoded
Genre: Drama, Comedy

Director: Marleen Gorris
Cast: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Jan Decleir, Veerle van Overloop
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, France

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