VIP Lounge: Fons Rademakers

This programme is part of the series VIP Lounge
Fons Rademakers (centre) and writer Harry Mulisch are greeted by Amsterdam mayor Ed van Thijn in 1987 © Wikipedia)

VIP Lounge was a series of portraits produced in the late 1980’s of well-known Dutch people who gained international fame for their professional achievements. In this programme, the guest was 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 Mulisch. Rademakers speaks about his diverse experiences — for example, with apartheid South Africa — and some of the people he learned from, like Ingmar Bergman.

Producer: Marijke van der Meer

Broadcast: August 17, 1987

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