IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE EUROPEAN FILMFESTIVAL,
THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS EMBASSY WILL PRESENT THE DUTCH FILM “OEROEG – GOING HOME”
The screenings will take place on the following dates:
Sunday 13 May 19.30 – Vietnamese version, National Cinema Centre, 87 Lang Ha Street
Monday 14 May 19.30 – Vietnamese version, National Cinema Centre, 87 Lang Ha Street
Wednesday 16 May 19.30 – English subtitled version, Vietnamese Cinema Association, 51 Tran Hung Dao
Tickets can be requested at the Royal Netherlands Embassy, Mrs Pham Thu Giang, until Thursday 101 May. Requests will be handled on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
‘OEROEG – GOING HOME’ is the story of a sworn friendship between two boys of different racial and social backgrounds which is cruelly thwarted by the courses of history. They are both born in Indonesia on the same day, one to a Dutch owner of a plantation, the other to the mandur (Indonesian mandur) of this plantation. The boys become sworn comrades. But as the days of their childhood recede into the past and the colony comes under the influence of the wave of nationalist fervour, the two young men, Johan ten Berghe and Oeroeg, find themselves on opposite sides.They are both soldiers, but they do not wear the same uniform.
The film is set in 2 periods: the 1930’s, and the period from 1945 to 1949, the years in which Dutch colonial rule over Indonesia was to end.
The script of ‘Oeroeg – Going home’ is based on the novel ‘Oeroeg’ by Hella Haasse, one of the most well known female writers in the Netherlands. She was born in Indonesia in 1918 and spent most of her youth there.
Director: Hans Hylkema
Screenplay: written by Jean van de Velde and edited by Trevor Griffiths
Music: Sound Engineer Erik Langhout
Director of Photography: Walther vanden Ende
Production: Paul Voorthuysen/Added Films Holland
Helga Bahr/Lichtblick Filmproduktion
Cast: Rik Launspach, Martin Schwab, Jeroen Krabbé, Tom van Bauwel, Francois Beukelaers,
Peter Faber, Josée Ruiter, Ivon Pelasula, Aus Greidanus, Marjon Brandsma
For tickets or more information, please contact Mrs. Pham Thu Giang at the Royal Netherlands Embassy, tel. 8315650, fax 8315655.