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170 Ratings

The Northerners

De noorderlingen

Directed by Alex van Warmerdam
Netherlands, 1992


A surreal black comedy set in a decrepit 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.

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The Northerners Directed by Alex van Warmerdam

Awards & Festivals

European Film Awards

1992 | 3 wins including: Young European Film of the Year

Stockholm International Film Festival

1992 | Winner: Best Screenplay

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