De witte 1980 with English Subtitles

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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: De Witte – landsbyens lømmel
Filming Locations: Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium

De witte 1980 with English Subtitles 11
Whitey (1980)

106 min|Drama|25 Mar 1980

6.7Rating: 6.7 / 10 from 506 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 …

15 reviews for De witte 1980 with English Subtitles

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

  2. A Thornton (verified owner)

    never got the movie

  3. John R. (verified owner)

    I enjoyed the movie

  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

  5. Michael (verified owner)

  6. Bob B. (verified owner)

    this movie this boy is misunder stood

  7. Anonymous (verified owner)

    De witte is about a blonde farmhands son. He is a naughty boy always pulling pranks and getting into trouble with his teachers, neighbors, and family. The best part is when his mother catches him skinny dipping with a bunch of other boys. She takes all his clothes forcing him to have to walk all the way home naked! Too bad for him, but fun for the viewer. I won’t give away the ending, but his final punishment is quite severe. I felt sorry for the boy. I really enjoyed watching this movie.

  8. allan (verified owner)

    good quality no problem with download pleased good value

  9. Donald S. (verified owner)

  10. Hugo Ledermann (verified owner)

    good quality

  11. Anonymous (verified owner)

  12. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very nice

  13. Bruce P. (verified owner)

  14. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this, and empathised with the protagonist

  15. Gerard (verified owner)

    Just superb copy of a movie from the 80’s. Pity it was way shorter then the original, but the essence is there.

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