De bus uit Dachau

De bus uit Dachau
17 Jan '23 to 20 Jan '23
De Warme Winkel / Schauspielhaus Bochum

De bus uit Dachau told the relatively unknown story of a number of resistance fighters who, after the liberation of camp Dachau, were abandoned by the Dutch government and had to travel back to their motherland on their own. Where they, after arrival, only faced more opposition. Some of them travel the opposite way in 1995 to reminisce, but in East Germany they are soon confronted with dormant neo-Nazism. Has nothing changed then?

Run time tba
Genre Theater
Language Dutch

In Gesprek Fri January 20
Opening night Tue January 17

De bus uit Dachau


In 1995, a confrontational film script was rejected by the Dutch film fund. A script about the shadowy boundaries between good and evil within humans, in the ultimate age of good and evil: 1940 - 1945.

Maybe the film fund was just war-weary after Schindler's List, maybe the dialogues were too verbose for a movie, maybe the war in Yugoslavia deserved the lead for a while.

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In any case, this rejection condemned a life's work to oblivion. A life's work by Rutger Weemhoff, father of Ward, core member of De Warme Winkel.

As always in the oeuvre of De Warme Winkel, necessity and seriousness go hand in hand with humour and mischief. This time Vincent Rietveld and Ward Weemhoff, together with Lieve Fikkers, take on five German actors from the leading Schauspielhaus Bochum and relate to the inexhaustible story of the Second World War.

CREDITS


concept, text Lieve Fikkers, Vincent Rietveld, Ward Weemhof
performance Lieve Fikkers, Vincent Rietveld, Ward Weemhoff and actors from Schauspielhaus Bochum
decor Theun Mosk
costumes Bernadette Corstens-|-
lighting Sirko Lamprecht
sound Richard Janssen
co-production Schauspielhaus Bochum and Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

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