Color, 95 minutes in Dutch with English subtitles
Anamorphic Widescreen 1.66:1
Production year: 1977 in Holland
Director: Nouchka van Brakel
Cast: Marina de Graaf, Gerard Cox
The forbidden-love story THE DEBUT (1977) was the first full-length feature from pioneering filmmaker Nouchka van Brakel. Following the theme of Stanley Kubrick’s LOLITA (1962) and Michael Powell’s AGE OF CONSENT (1969), only this time told from a female perspective, van Brakel’s THE DEBUT (1977) tells the delicate story of the impossible love between a teenage girl and a middle-aged married man. Based on the controversial novel by Hester Albach, THE DEBUT is a subversive comedy-drama and the first commercially successful Dutch theatrical film directed by a woman.
Cult Epics presents Nouchka van Brakel’s THE DEBUT for the first time on Blu-ray in North America in a new high-definition transfer.
•New HD Transfer from original 35mm print
•Original LPCM 2.0 Mono track
•New DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono track
•Polygon Journal Newsreel (1977, HD)
•Poster & Photo Gallery
•Ltd. Edition Packaging featuring Original & Newly Designed Art