De witte 1980

De witte 1980

De witte 1980

De witte 1980
De witte van Sichem
1h 46min | Drama | 25 March 1980 (Belgium)


The second movie version, now in color, of Flemish (heimat-)author Ernest Claes’ classical novel, titled after the nickname (Dutch ‘the White’, referring to a blond male) of the main character. The smart but naughty farmhands son’s eternal mischief, pranks and disobedience drive his elders (especially teachers, family and father’s grumpy employer, a rich farmer, but also neighbors and even the kind curate whose liturgical server he is) and classmates to despair in a time when a boy’s punishment was still inevitable, swift and often severe; thus when his mother catches him skinny dipping she takes all his clothes home, forcing him to a long walk of shame, dreading dad’s wrath all the way. This version also stresses the story’s social and Flamingant aspects.

User review:

Director Robbe De Hert is known as the most controversial director Belgium has (if he is in some talkshow it’s always a reason to ask) and it’s a bit strange that his first movie (therefore he made some short ones) is a typical Flemish product, and even more it’s a remake from Jan Vanderheyden’s movie from 1934. With all respect I have for Robbe, I think that movies about the Flemish farmers who are sinking into poverty is a bit too much of a cliche (almost every classical Flemish book has been filmed and all by all the subjects are the same : working, church, the rich and the poor…). Luckily enough “De witte” isn’t your typical historical drama but as we all know it’s more like “Dennis the menace” with a Flemish touch. Just a shame that most of the jokes are exactly the same like the one from 1934. Due to the popular subject it might be Robbe’s most succesfull film but for me it was just like some exercise as there is a lot more to come…

Director: Robbe De Hert
Writers: Fernand Auwera, Louis Paul Boon
Stars: Eric Clerckx, Blanka Heirman, Willy Vandermeulen
Country: Belgium
Language: Dutch
Release Date: 25 March 1980 (Belgium)
Also Known As: Whitey 1980
Filming Locations: Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium

Whitey (1980)

106 min|Drama|25 Mar 1980
6.7Rating: 6.7 / 10 from 559 users
The second movie version, now in color, of Flemish (heimat-)author Ernest Claes' classical novel, titled after the nickname (Dutch 'the White', referring to a blond male) of the main …

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File size : 4.21 GiB
Duration : 1 h 42 min
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6 Responses to De witte 1980

  1. Evan says:

    Poor Whitey, he had his clothes taken and had to walk around with his white tinkle bouncing up and down!!!

  2. TT says:

    Removed for inactivity. Can you fix? -Tks

  3. California says:

    Still missing…

  4. bhm says:

    New download link added

  5. California says:

    Thank you for being so responsive.

  6. California says:

    BTW, any chance you’ve got a copy of La révolte des enfants (1992) in you vast library? I have a copy but no subtitles. Just wondering. It’s REALLY hard to find. Thanks

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