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by Peter van Houten


Miel-Emile tells the story of the son of a Flemish family with many children who, after World War II, will live in the Pyrenees in the South of France, to embrace paradise. The dictatorial, religious father has bought a mountain there. Via a monologue intérieur by Miel, almost eighty-year-old, one of the sons, we hear the consequences of that adventure and at the same time we get a glimpse into his private life today. The letters from Miel’s mother tell us something else. The romantic idea of life there is shattered by her words.

original title: Miel-Emile
country: Netherlands
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Peter van Houten
film run: 150'
release date: NL 18/04/2019
screenplay: Peter van Houten
cinematography by: Peter van Houten
film editing: Peter van Houten
art director: Peter van Houten
music: Anne Sofie von Otter
producer: Peter van Houten
associate producer: Claudia Landsberger
production: Anna Zharkov Film
backing: AnnaZharkovFilm (NL), Nederlands Filmfonds (NL)
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