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by Tom Fassaert


The little village of Doel stands in the way of the expanding port of Antwerp. The demolition permit has been granted – the past must make way for the future. Emilienne, a sprightly old lady, sees things differently. She doesn’t want to move – she’s far too happy in her house with its wild garden. But the expansion work is progressing and Doel already seems almost like a ghost town. Only the oldest inhabitants, including Emilienne’s friend Colette and the elderly village rector, remain, holding out tenaciously in the face of their shared fate. When the rector dies and Colette appears to give up, Emilienne is left behind all alone.

international title: An Angel in Doel
original title: De Engel van Doel
country: Netherlands, Belgium
year: 2011
genre: documentary
directed by: Tom Fassaert
film run: 77'
release date: NL 31/03/2011
cinematography by: Daniël Bouquet, Diderik Evers, Reinout Steenhuizen
film editing: Tom Fassaert, Axel Skovdal Roelofs, Thabi Mooi
music: Tobias Borkert
producer: Digna Sinke, Willem Thijssen
production: SNG Film (Studio Nieuwe Gronden), Cinété
distributor: Amstelfilm
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