Opname (1979)

The plot follows a Dutch horticulturist from the day he leaves his farm to be admitted to hospital for a cancer treatment to the inevitable sad ending. The film displays intensely how the different people concerned deal with the taboo of cancer (which was very strong in the 70s). Nobody tells the protagonist that he is in fact fatally ill, so that he has to discover that by himself and come to terms with it.

Director: Marja Kok & Erik van Zuylen.
Stars: Joop Admiraal, Frank Groothof, Marja Kok, Gerrit Bons, Arie Dijkstra, Netty Engering, Marja Leenders, Hans Man in ‘t Veld, Daria Mohr, Bies Oedit, Karin Oliemans, Rense Royaards, Shireen Strooker, Gerard Thoolen, Herman Vinck. AKA In For Treatment

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