Cult Epics presents the Nouchka van Brakel Trilogy; three subversive and controversial films dealing with strong female characters and their struggle with sexual identity in society.
The Debut (Het Debuut) tells the delicate story of the impossible love between a teenage schoolgirl (played by Marina de Graaf) and a middle-aged married man (Gerard Cox). Arthouse LGBT favorite A Woman like Eve (Een Vrouw als Eva) is a drama about a wife (Monique van de Ven) who leaves her husband (Peter Faber) for another woman (Maria Schneider), with the consequences of losing her children.
The Cool Lakes of Death (Van de Koelen Meren des Doods) – one of the masterpieces of Dutch cinema – is a melodrama that tells the tragic story of a wealthy woman (Renée Soutendijk) whose repressed sexual desires lead to a life of mental illness, drug addiction, and prostitution on the streets of Paris during the 1880s. Both A Woman as Eve and The Cool Lakes of Death were the Dutch entries for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ at the Academy Awards.
NOUCHKA VAN BRAKEL TRILOGY Blu-ray & DVD
Street Date: June 8, 2021
Production Year: 1977/1979/1982
Video run time: Approx. 323 Mins
Language: Dutch language w/optional English subtitles
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Audio: LPCM 2.0 Mono/DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono (Blu-ray)/Dolby Digital 2.0 (DVD)
Label: Cult Epics
Blu-ray/DVD Cat.no. CE182/CE183
BD/DVD UP 881190018293/881190018392
Rating: Not Rated
Region: Region Free
. New HD Transfers and Restoration
. Original LPCM 2.0 Mono track
. New DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono track (Blu-ray)
. Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono track (DVD)
. Interview with Nouchka van Brakel (2020) HD
. Vintage Polygoon Journal Newsreels, HD
. Original Theatrical Trailers
. Poster & Photo galleries
. First pressing of Blu-ray/DVD includes 16-Page illustrated Nouchka van Brakel Trilogy booklet with liner notes by Nouchka van Brakel and Theo van de Sande