The Debut (1977)
aka Het debuut
Genre: Coming of Age | Drama
Country: Netherlands | Director: Nouchka van Brakel
Language: Dutch | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 | Length: 89mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 1024×674 – 25fps – 1.63gb

A 14 year old girl and a 41 year old friend of her father’s fall in love, and soon their relationship grows into a sexual one as well. For some time all is happy, but then the tension grows too much, because of the secrecy and frustration of being the lover of a married man, and because she feels he starts to treat her too much like a child instead of a lover.

Shooting ended november 1976 – Marina was 16 years old at the time, turned 17 december that year, 18 in december 1977 – the year this movie had its theatrical release. It was quite standard for a sixteen year old to be cast for an underage role if the film involved themes like coming of age and/or sexuality, in the 70s.


The Debut (1977)