De Noorderlingen (1992) AKA The Northerners


Alex van Warmerdam’s award-winning second feature is set in a remote small Dutch village in the early 1960s. The village is actually just one street of a new town that was never completed, and the behavior of its inhabitants is invariably determined by their unsolved sexual problems, leading to a number of comic situations depicted in a tradition of absurdist black humor.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam. AKA The Northerners
Stars: Leonard Lucieer, Jack Wouterse, Rudolf Lucieer, Annet Malherbe, Chris Bolczek, Veerle Dobbelaere, Loes Wouterson, Alex van Warmerdam, Jacques Commandeur.


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  1. SteveS
    March 15, 2018

    Another fine addition, Jon. Thanks!

  2. James
    February 1, 2021

    Just superb! The first Van Warmerdam film I’ve see, but def not the last. This one was whimsical but also disturbing. A little research seems to bear out dark comedy as the director’s oeuvre. Thanks once again, Jon.

  3. Roger Abbott
    September 8, 2021

    Quirky black humour at its best, Strangely rather enjoyable.

  4. Gerald L. Austin
    March 24, 2024

    Definitely weird!!! It did have some humorous moments, but some very dark ones too.

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