Original Dutch film title:
IN KRAKENDE WELSTAND
Feature film in documentary style about life within the squatters movement.
Eveline makes a video report about the Amsterdam squat she lives in. When the city council wants to buy the building and increase the rent sharply for the inhabitants, this has consequences for the internal relationships.
This film focusses on a group of people who in the early eighties squatted a house in the centre of Amsterdam. Eight years later the once ideological group has slowly fallen apart. Some have radicalised their fight against society, others have adapted. Now with the upcoming acquisition of the building by local authorities, each member of the group is confronted with what is left of their one-time ideals. In an almost documentary style the feature SQUATTERS DELIGHT gives us a view of the 1989 squatters’ movement from the inside.
Sophie Hoeberechts (Eveline)
Ottolien Boeschoten (Kaat)
Matthias Maat (Michiel)
Angela van de Zon (Hansje)
script & direction: Mijke De Jong
script & assistant to the director: Jan Eilander
camera: Peter Mariouw Smit
light: Ton Peters
art direction: Jan De Winter
costumes & make-up: Jolein Laarman
sound & sound edit: Ben Zijlstra
editing: Menno Boerema
re-recording mix: Ad Roest
production manager: Leen van den Berg
producer: René Scholten
this film is financially supported by:
Fonds voor de Nederlandse Film
Nederlandse Filmdagen 1989: Prijs van de Stad Utrecht