De jurk / The Dress (1996) DVD9
An intriguing, smart, and witty movie from the Netherlands, Alex van Warmerdam's The Dress follows in the footsteps of such movies as Julien Duvivier's Tales of Manhattan (1942), Luis Bunuel's The Phantom of Liberty (1974), and Richard Linklater's Slacker (1991). The movie starts as a dressmaker's girlfriend leaves him, and he creates a pattern for a new dress.
A bright and jaunty leaf-motif dress, designed in fury and fashioned from a swath of fabric conceived in anger, has a strange and tragic effect on everyone who comes into contact with it, especially the women who wear it. An aloof artist, a virginal school girl, an unfulfilled maid, a lowly train conductor and a broken business executive, all become involuntary players in a macabre game of tag. No one who comes in contact with the dress can escape its dramatic, shocking and hilarious consequences.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:38:33 | 5.53 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Nederlands, Russian
Subtitles: English, Russian
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Cast: Henri Garcin, Ingeborg Elzevier, Khaldoun Elmecky
Country: Netherlands

-- Interivew with the director (in English)
-- Trailers for three of his films, including The Dress, Little Tony and Grimm

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