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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.


Amsterdam University Press

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