EN - The Publishers is a bittersweet comedy, based on the novel “Soft Soap” by Willem Elsschot. Belgium, 1935. An honest pen-pusher is offered an unhoped-for job by an apparently respectful editor. Soon, he discovers that his “saviour” is a big-time swindler. Status and money versus peace of mind... how much will he put up with before he makes his final choice?

FR - The Publishers est une comédie douce et amère, inspirée du roman “Soft Soap” de Willem Elsschot. Belgique, 1935. Un pigiste se voit offrir un job inespéré par un éditeur apparemment respectueux. Très vite, il découvrira que son « sauveur » est un escroc de grande envergure. Le statut et l’argent contre la tranquillité d’esprit…  Combien de temps va-t-il supporter cette situation avant de faire un choix définitif ?

Info

Title The Publishers
Original title Lijmen
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Category Features
Year 2000

Credits

Cast Koen De Bouw, Mike Verdrengh, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Sylvia Kristel
Photography Piotr Kukla
Editing Wim Louwrier
Music Joan Berkhemer

Technical specs

Running time film 110
Release format 35mm
Sound format Dolby Digital
Colour Colour

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Last edited on 23 February 2015

Short info

Director Robbe De Hert
Producers
Writers Robbe De Hert, Fernand Auwera, Ruud den Drijver
Sales SIGNATURE FILMS
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