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 time told from a female perspective – van Brakel’s The Debut (1977) tells the delicate story off 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
Polygoon Journal Newsreel (1977, HD)
Poster & Photo Gallery
Ltd. Edition Packaging featuring Original & Newly Designed Art