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Director: Rik Kuypers death

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In the Peruvian capital, Lima, is Rik Kuypers, one of the pioneers of the Flemish film, Tuesday, at age 94, died.

Together with Roland Verhavert and writer Ivo Michiels directed by Rik Kuypers in 1955 the iconic Flemish film Seagulls die in the harbour, starring Julien Schoenaerts, Dora Van der Groen.

The existentialistisch drama against the backdrop of the port of Antwerp was the first Belgian film in the official selection of the Cannes film festival was included.

Later directed Kuypers include the feature films The Obool (1966) and Adieu Filippi (1968). In addition, he provided diverse tv work for the former public broadcaster BRT.

Tuesday, he died in Peru on the consequences of lung cancer. He was made in 1982 to the South American country emigrated.