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The Babysitter

Netherlands, 1980 (MIFF 1982)

Director: Casper Verbrugge

One evening, a man is looking after the six-year-old daughter of friends. He starts playing innocently with the child only to discover latent paedophile tendencies in himself. His response disturbs him and makes him feel that he must suppress these emotions whatever happens.

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