Alex Van Warmerdam
born in: Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Film-maker, writer, designer, director and actor Alex van Warmerdam was born on 14 August 1952 in Haarlem. After studying at the Graphic School he went on to train at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, and was co-founder of the legendary music-theatre company, Hauser Orkater. Since 1980 he has made ten theatre shows with his company, De Mexicaanse Hond (The Mexican Hound), including Graniet (Granite), Kaatje Is Verdronken (Katie has been drowned), Kleine Teun en Adel Blank. His collected theatre works and his novel De Hand van een Vreemde (The Hand of a Stranger) were published by Thomas Rap publishing house. Besides his many film prizes, he was awarded the prestigious Prins Bernhard Prize for Culture for his entire theatre and film oeuvre, the Albert van Dalsum Prize by the city of Amsterdam and the Dutch/Flemish Theatre Writers Prize.
FilmographyDe laatste dagen van Emma Blank (2009) ... aka The Last Days of Emma Blank
Ober (2006) ... aka Waiter
Kleine Teun (1998) ... aka Little Tony
De jurk (1996) ... aka The Dress (USA)
De noorderlingen (1992) ... aka The Northerners
Abel (1986) ... aka Voyeur (USA)
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Watch Now: Emma Blank - Trailer
The Last Days Of Emma Blank
by Birgit Heidsiek
Birgit Heidsiek talks to Alex Van Warmerdam
Watch the Interview with the director and writer of "The Last Days of Emma Blank" - done by Birgit Heidsiek during the Venice Film Festival 2009.
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