Karakter / Character (1997) DVD5
As Character opens, Jacob Katadreuffe is taken into custody and questioned by the police regarding his relationship to a murder victim, a cruel court bailiff named Dreverhaven. Jacob, it turns out, is Dreverhaven's illegitimate son.
We learn in flashback that Jacob was raised by his staid mother (and Dreverhaven's former maid), a woman for whom he feels little connection, and has spent his life locked in a battle of wills with his father. He works a menial job in a law firm and uses all of his wiles to grind out an education so he can become a lawyer himself, transcending his class and, most importantly, eclipsing his father. Dreverhaven seemingly hinders him at every turn, undermining his successes out of spite, trying to break his will and ruin him financially. Jacob becomes more and more willing to sacrifice anything — romantic love, family — that hinders his quest to defeat his father.

DVD5 | PAL 4:3 | 01:59:30 | 4.30 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Nederlands
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director: Mike van Diem
Cast: Jan Decleir, Fedja van Huet, Betty Schuurman
Country: Netherlands, Belgium

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