VIP Lounge was a series of portraits produced in the late 80’s of well-known Dutch people who have gained international fame for their professional achievements. In this programme our guest is Fons Rademakers (1920-2007), one of the most important Dutch film directors of the 20th century. Rademakers won the 1986 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for “The Assault”, based on the famous Dutch post-war novel by Harry Mulish. Rademakers speaks about his diverse experiences — for example, with apartheid South Africa — and some of the people he learned from, like Ingmar Bergman.
Produced and presented by Marijke van der Meer
Broadcast August 17, 1987