Writer/director Alex van Warmerdam set out to rid his latest film (based on an original stage play) of everything superfluous to the story. Hence, when asked to provide a summary, his response is that KLEINE TEUN (Little Tony) is simply a tale of three characters and a farm. It is, of course, much more: an intricately realised black comedy centring on a complex three-cornered relationship.
He made the short film DE STEDELING and alter that, the feature films: ABEL (1986), which won the critic's award at the Venice Film Festival, THE NORTHENERS (1992), which won three EFA's (then called Felix) in 1992 for music, art direction and best film, and THE DRESS (1996), winner of the FIPRESCI - Award at the Venice Film Festival, and the Dutch Film Critic's Award. THE DRESS was sold to over 25 territories.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Alex Van Warmerdam
Written by: Alex Van Warmerdam
Produced by: Marc van Warmerdam, Ton Schippers, Alex Van Warmerdam
Cinematography: Marc Felperlaan
Editing: Stefan Kamp
Costume Design: Leonie Polak
Hair & Make-up: Winnie Gallis
Main Cast: Annet Malherbe (Keet), Ariane Schluter (Lena), Alex Van Warmerdam (Brand), Sebastiaan Wierik (Teun), Thomas te Wierik (Teun), Maaike Meijer (young mother), Hanneke Riemer (her friend)
Nominations and Awards
- European Actress 1998
- European Screenwriter 1998
- EFA Feature Film Selection 1998