Dorp aan de Rivier (1958) AKA Village by the River


An independent-thinking doctor in a rural community with his own ideas of how medicine should be practiced begins to find himself ostracized from the community after one of his patients commits suicide.

Director: Fons Rademakers. AKA Village by the River.
Writers: Hugo Claus, Antoon Coolen (novel), Fons Rademakers.
Stars: Max Croiset, Mary Dresselhuys, Bernard Droog, Jan Retèl, Jan Teulings, Jan Lemaire Sr., Hans Kaart, Dick Swidde, Herman Bouber, Tamara Garcia, Huib Orizand, Frits Butzelaar, Louis van Gasteren Sr., Lou Geels, Frans ‘t Hoen, Paul Huf, Helen van Meurs, André van den Heuvel, Wim Poncia, Servaes Wildschut.

1959 Berlin International Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Bear.
1960 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film.


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  1. Vidor
    June 17, 2022

    Hot damn! Another Foreign Language Film nominee!

  2. Eric Wall
    September 18, 2023

    Nice moral tale.

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