EN - We meet our main character, Arno, against the backdrop of the African Sahara. Arno, a schizophrenic, is haunted by the image of an old man, dressed in white. Arno sees him wandering around a ruin. When Arno finally realizes that there are two people living inside his body, he can only find comfort and release in death.

FR - Nous rencontrons notre personnage principal, Arno, face au décor du Sahara africain. Arno, un schizophrène, est hanté par l’image d’un vieil homme habillé en blanc. Arno le voit errer à travers des ruines. Lorsqu’il comprend finalement que deux personnes vivent à l’intérieur de son corps, seule la mort lui permettra de trouver le réconfort et le soulagement.


Title The Obol
Original title De obool
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Category Features
Year 1966


Cast Leo Van Herwegen, Roger Van Der Velden, Marcel Leemans, Jan Van Hertbruggen, Hilde Sacree, Camiel De Bruyne a.o.
Photography Rik Kuypers
Editing Gust Verschueren
Music Walter Heynen, Jan Bruyndonckx

Technical specs

Running time film 90’
Release format 35mm
Colour B/W


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Last edited on 30 July 2015

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Director Rik Kuypers
Producers Rik Kuypers
Writers Rik Kuypers
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