An Bloem (1983)

Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - Netherlands  |  
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In spite of exceptional acting on the part of Kitty Courbois as An Bloem, and the young women playing An's daughters, Renee Soutendijk and Marina de Graaf, this story -- about a woman who leaves her boring husband for independence and takes up with a younger and wealthier man only to lose him to her eldest daughter -- is a bit too fractured cinematically to hold together well. The frenetic movement from one sequence to the next is hard to follow. An Bloem was director Peter Oosthoeks's first feature-length film after staging more than 100 plays and is based on a play by the same name.

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boredom, daughter, extramarital-affair, husband, independence, love-triangle, May-December-romance, mother, woman