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Wie heeft mijn vader vermoord

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Tue 14 Sep ’21 - Wed 15 Sep ’21
Adaptation of literary sensation Édouard Louis
Tue 14 Sep ’21
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Wed 15 Sep ’21

Ivo van Hove has adapted Wie heeft mijn vader vermoord by literary sensation Édouard Louis. Van Hove has turned this very bold book into a monologue, especially for Hans Kesting.

Wie heeft mijn vader vermoord is a letter from Édouard Louis to his father. He wrote this after a visit he paid to his father, whom he found almost unrecognizable, following a period of absence,. The man had grown old and ill prematurely -- the result of a life marked by alcohol, social deprivation, heavy work and an industrial accident. Louis blames the elite for whom politics is primarily an 'esthetic issue' -- they engage in politics that have virtually no influence on their lives. The lower class, on the other hand, is crippled by the cuts in benefits. 

From the press

“Wie heeft mijn vader vermoord is a merciless and moving portrait of an underprivileged man, in an environment where poverty and alcoholism are passed on from father to son.' (De Volkskrant ★★★★)
"Intensely and beautifully played by Kesting, who effortlessly switches from a sick old man to a boy yearning for his father's attention." (Telegraaf ★★★★)
"The performance shows that one actor with a strong script on an almost bare stage can ruthlessly get under the skin of the audience." (Trouw ★★★★)

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“Hans Kesting overwhelms in theater version "Wie heeft mijn vader vermoord” ★★★★

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Credits

based on the book by Édouard Louis / translation, adaptation and direction Ivo van Hove / acting Hans Kesting

About Édouard Louis

The young writer Édouard Louis (1992) is the greatest literary sensation in France since Michel Houellebecq. With his autobiographical debut novel, En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule, he looked back on his tormented youth as a young gay man in society's forgotten lower class: the unemployment-ridden Northern France. This was followed by Histoire de la violence in which he tells about the night he was raped by the Algerian Reda and then refused to file a complaint. With his work, Louis sparks discussions about class differences, racism and homophobia.

 

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