De leeuw van Vlaanderen
1985, regia di Hugo Claus
Scheda: Nazione: Belgio-Olanda - Produzione: Belgische Radio en Televisie (BRT), Kunst en Kino, Katholieke Radio Omroep (KRO), Strenghold, Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap - Distribuzione: Vintage Films - Soggetto: basato sul romanzo De leeuw van Vlaenderen of de slag der gulden sporen (1838) di Hendrik Conscience - Sceneggiatura: Hugo Claus - Fotografia: Walther van den Ende - Montaggio: Guido Henderickx, Ludo Troch - Art Direction: Trees Colruyt - Costumi: Ann Verhoeven - Musiche: Ruud Bos - Formato: Eastmancolor - Durata: 90' (108').
Cast: Jules Croiset, Ischa Meijer, Jules Hamel, Theu Boermans, Jan Decleir, Hilde van Mieghem, Herbert Flack, Jo de Meyere, Mark van Eeghem, Josine van Dalsum, Maxim Hamel, Julien Schoenaerts, Hans Boskamp, Bert André, Filip Peeters, Frank Aendenboom.
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - citadelle.org - users.telenet.be - moviemeter.nl - film.com - virtual-history.com - it.todoroms.com - allmovie.com: «Set at the beginning of the 14th century, this story about the revolution against French rule by a group of Flemish cities, based on a novel by Hendrik Conscience, was meant to portray the panorama of an epic moment in Flemish history. Philip the Fair (1268-1314), king of France and Navarre, was ultimately defeated in the Battle of the Golden Spurs in 1302, and along the way to that defeat, subplots and interwoven events in this film tend to paint the protagonists in black or white, such as the wife of the French king, Joan the First of Navarre, shown as particularly murderous. Originally twice as long as its current running time of 108 minutes, the discontinuity and lack of character development in De Leeuw Van Vlaanderen might be due to the cutting block, but the exaggeration in making all the French vile, corrupt, unscrupulous, and brutal, and the Flemish innocent, brave, and virtuous is not due to editing alone» (Eleanor Mannikka).
Conosciuto anche con i titoli: Le lion de Flandre; La Bataille des éperons d’or.