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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Le Compromis

Fortnight 1969, Feature film,

Synopsis

A group of expatriates living in Holland turn to sex, dope and music to augment their daily routines. One comes to resent a couple who becomes part of the exclusive social elite. An American actor muses over his draft notice, and he becomes jealous when a beautiful model he covets takes up with a radical writer.

Director

Philo Bregstein

Born in Netherlands, he is a writer and a filmmaker who has lived for years between Paris and Amsterdam. After a law degree, he graduated in screenwriting and filmmaking at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. He is a writer of novels and essays. He is also a director of fiction and documentary films, plus a journalist, mainly for The Dutch weekly De Groene Amsterdammer. He directed the film Jean Rouch and his camera in the heart of Africa; he was co-writer of the film of Jean Rouch Madame l’Eau. He played in Jean Rouch’s films.