Monsieur Hawarden

Monsieur Hawarden is a 1968 Belgian-Dutch drama film[1] directed by Harry Kümel.[2] The film was selected as the Dutch entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 42nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[3]

Monsieur Hawarden
Directed byHarry Kümel
Produced byRob du Mee
André Thomas
Written byJan Blokker
Filip De Pillecyn
StarringEllen Vogel
CinematographyEduard van der Enden
Release date
  • 1968 (1968) (Belgium)
  • 20 March 1969 (1969-03-20) (Netherlands)
Running time
109 minutes


A woman disguises herself as a man to avoid prosecution for murdering her lover fifteen years ago. She is the last living member of a wealthy Vienna family, and has spent the years after the murder traveling Europe with her female servant. Her travels provide her with an anonymous cloak that allows her freedom of movement but little peace of mind. Nearing middle age, the guilt and weariness of an empty life has her contemplating suicide as the only way out of her dilemma.


  • Ellen Vogel as Monsieur Hawarden / Meriora Gillibrand
  • Hilde Uitterlinden as Victorine
  • Joan Remmelts as Rentmeester Deschamps
  • Dora van der Groen as Mw. Deschamps
  • Xander Fisher as Axel, zoon van Rentmeester
  • Senne Rouffaer as Officier
  • Marielle Fiolet as Dienstmeisje
  • John Lanting as Walter, een bediende
  • Carola Gijsbers van Wijk as Corien, een dienstmeisje
  • Beppie Blokker as Emma, de kokkin
  • Ernie Damen as Hans, een bediende
  • Jan Blokker as Man met lantaarnplaatjes

See also


  1. "Monsieur Hawarden". The New York Times.
  2. "Monsieur Hawarden". Eenlevenlangtheater. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  3. Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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