Dutch Post-war Fiction Film through a Lens of Psychoanalysis
This week 'Dutch Post-war Fiction Film through a Lens of Psychoanalysis' by Peter Verstraten was published by Amsterdam University Press, the sequel to Humor and Irony in Dutch Post-war Fiction Film from 2016. Each chapter in his 482-page new study begins with a title of Fons Rademakers who made films such as De aanslag, Max Havelaar and Als twee druppels water.
- Peter Verstraten
- 04 May 2021
Inspired by the thinking of the Slovenian cultural philosopher Slavoj Zizek in particular, Verstraten analyzes, among others, Karakter, Gluckauf and De vliegende Hollander about father figures; De Poolse bruid, De grot and Loos about desire; Soldaat van Oranje, Pastorale 43 and Spoorloos, crossing the line between common man, bastard and hero; Joao en het mes, Onder ons en Van God los about passages à l'acte (or excessive outbursts of violence); De schorpioen, Het zwijgen and Charlotte on historical trauma; Kracht, Antonia and Verdwijnen over aphanisis; Mysteries, Flesh + Blood and Brimstone about neurosis and perversion.