Title: The Northerners Original title: De Noorderlingen Year: 1992 Runtime: 108 minutes Country: Netherlands Language: Dutch Subtitles: English | French (.srt) Genre: Comedy | Drama
Directed: Alex van Warmerdam
Cast: Jack Wouterse ... Jacob Annet Malherbe ... Martha Rudolf Lucieer ... Anton Loes Wouterson ... Elisabeth Leonard Lucieer ... Thomas Alex van Warmerdam ... Plagge Veerle Dobbelaere ... Agnes Dary Some ... Black Man Theo van Gogh ... Fat Willy Jacques Commandeur ... Teacher Loes Luca ... Fat Willy's Mother Leny Breederveld ... Neighbour Olga Zuiderhoek ... Neighbour Cecile Heuer ... Neighbour Annemarie Blom ... Neighbour
Plot / Synopsis A surreal black comedy set in a decrepit 1960's housing development. When his mother is drawn into sainthood and the resulting frustrations of his father become too difficult to manage, Thomas, a young boy, becomes obsessed with events on the broadcast news. The liberation of the Belgian Congo is taking place and Thomas becomes Lumumba, one of the contenders as the Congo's new leader. He is encouraged in this escapism by Plagge, the postman who reads all the mail and knows all of the bizarre and intimate secrets of the eccentric inhabitants of the estate.