Music directorVangelis GenreComedy CountryNetherlands
Release date1978 WriterAdriaan Ditvoorst, Pieter Goedings, John Hartnett (English language version) CastWilleke van Ammelrooy (Mary), Marjan Berk (Annie), Ronnie Bierman (Gerda), Hans Boskamp (Moses/Producer), Bertus Botterman (Father), Adrian Brine (Abortion medic) People also search forDe Witte Waan, Paranoia, De Blinde Fotograaf, De Val, Antenna
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De Mantel der Liefde is a 1978 Dutch satirical anthology film, directed by Adriaan Ditvoorst. It is a black comedy based on the Ten Commandments and mankind's failure to live up to them.
The film starts off with Jesus Christ and Moses, who are sent from Antiquity to the present to see if mankind followed up the Ten Commandments? The film is divided in ten self-contained sketches, named after one of the Commandments each. Every sketch shows people sinning against the Commandments. Near the end the director and his producer (Hans Boskamp) watch their own film reach its conclusion. The producer feels the movie "sucks" and is "too vulgar", whereupon the director defends it by saying it's actually "art". The producer then replies that "art doesn't sell" and "stupid entertainment is what the public wants."