|2018: HET LEVEN IS VURRUKKULLUK / LIFE IS WUNDURFULL
Life Is Wonderful is a feel-good movie about love and longing. Best friends Mees and Boelie are spending a beautiful spring day in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark. It seems like just a normal day, until they meet the young and attractive Panda. While the heat rises in the park, it’s nowhere to be found between the long-married couple Etta and Ernst-Jan. Ernst-Jan suspects Etta of cheating and has his own ideas of how to catch her in the act. We also meet Rosa and Kees, old lovers whose paths cross after decades of not seeing each other. On this spring day in Amsterdam, their love starts blooming again.
Based on the novel by Remco Campert, screenplay & music score Theo Nijland, directed by Frans Weisz. With: Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Geza Weisz, Romy Louise Lauwers, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Anniek Pheifer, Stefan de Walle, Teun Keulboer and Elsie de Brauw.
|2016: DE HELLEVEEG / THE FURY
Based on the novel by A.F.Th. van der Heijden, written and directed by Andre van Duren. Tragi-comedy about “Tidy Tini”. The fury amuses and astonishes the viewer. But when we find out what happened to her in her youth we are left devastated, and a shiver will replace our smile.
Covering the second half of the 20th century with Hannah Hoekstra, Benja Bruijning, Hadewich Minis, Anneke Blok, Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Robert de Hoog and Frank Lammers. Shot summer 2015 in the town of Eindhoven, released March 2016 by Entertainment One with 60 prints.
Youtube: DE HELLEVEEG Trailer
|2011: DE BENDE VAN OSS / THE GANG OF OSS
Original screenplay written by Paul Jan Nelissen and André van Duren, who also directed. A historic crime drama about a young woman who wants to escape from the web of crime that surrounds her. The harder she tries, the more she gets stuck in fraud, prostitution, manslaughter and even murder. Set in the late 30s of the 20th century withg Sylvia Hoeks, Frank Lammers, Marcel Musters, Daan Schuurmans, Matthias Schoenaerts and others. Opening film of the 31st Netherlands Film Festival Utrecht, release 29th September by eOne..
Youtube: De Bende van OSS Trailer
|2003: KEES DE JONGEN / YOUNG KEES
Written by Bob in ’t Hout and Maarten Lebens based on the novel by Theo Thijssen. Directed by André van Duren. Historic family picture about 12 year old daydreaming Kees Bakels living in the Jordaan quarter of Amsterdam in 1895 who develops into a doer. With Ruud Feltkamp, Hannah Cheney, Monic Hendrickx, Theo Maassen and Hans Kesting. Release 27th November 2003.
Youtube: Young Kees Trailer.
|2001: THE ISLAND OF THE MAPMAKER’S WIFE
Written and directed by Michie Gleason. An American woman, collector of rare 17th century maps, discovers a very valuable piece in Amsterdam. During the negotiations she falls in love with the Dutch map dealer and does everything to achieve her goals. With Natasha Little, Roland Gift, Dominique Sanda. Release Fall 2001.
|2001: DE VRIENDSCHAP / FRIENDSHIP
A romantic comedy written and directed by Nouchka van Brakel. In a Chique appartement building in Rotterdam two old friends meet again after 40 years. Their reunion does not go easily, old problems have to be solved, new conflicts occur when they fall in love with the same woman, just like 40 years ago. With Gerard Cox, Willem Nijholt, Pleuni Touw, Sylvia Kristel. Release May 2001.
|2000: DE ZWARTE METEOOR / THE BLACK METEOR
Comedy drama directed by Guido Pieters, based on the biography of Steve “Kalamazoo” Mokone by Tom Egbers. From the moment the black South African soccer player arrives in Almelo, a small, provincial, godfearing town, in 1957, to strengthen the ranks of the local football club Heracles, nothing will be the same. Also for 15 year old boy Felix, who becomes his friend. This friendship will change his life. With Jet Novuka, Erik van der Horst, Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Thekla Reuten, Peter Tuinman and Angelique de Bruijne. Released 14/12/2000.
|2000: DE OMWEG / UMWEG / THE DETOUR
Written and directed by Frouke Fokkema. A Road Movie about a young woman Joanna, traveling through Europe. A metaphor for the quest of Joanna, who has a fascination for the famous Austrian playwright Thomas Bernard. She manages to meet with him and this changes her life. With Tamar van den Dop, Joachim Bissmeier, Thom Hoffman, Inge Rosenberg. A Dutch/Austrian/German co-production with Eurimages. Released November 2000.
|1998: DE BAL / THE BALL
Directed by Dany Deprez. Fairy tale with and for children about a ‘living’ ball who assists the children in saving the last park and playground in town. With special effects and computer animation. With Hilde van Mieghem, Rijk de Gooyer, Michael Pas. A Belgian/Dutch/German coproduction. Delivery january 1999. Worldpremiere as the opening film of the Kinderfilmfest Berlin 1999. Released Benelux September 1999 by Warner Bros.
|1997: THE TANGO LESSON
Second feature film of Sally Potter (Orlando) about the art of The Tango. With Sally Potter and Pablo Veron. Dutch partner in an English/French/ German/Japanese/Dutch co-production. Première September 1997 during Venice Film Festival.
|1996: ADVOCAAT VAN DE HANEN / LAWYER OF THE PUNKS
A Psychological thriller set in the Amsterdam yuppie scene and underground in the 1980s. The story of a succesful, alcoholic lawyer who cannot square his quilty knowledge with his conscience. Based upon the bestseller novel by A.F.Th. van der Heijden. Screenplay by Kitty Verrips and Gerrit van Elst, who is also the director. With Pierre Bokma in the leading part. Released May 1996.
|1995: AFFAIR PLAY
A Romantic Comedy with psychological and thriller elements about Alex who runs the family Diamond business and marries Lisa in his fourties. He discovers a pathological jealousy towards his wife. Directed by Roeland Kerbosch with Derek de Lint and Lysette Anthony. Shot in Holland in the Dutch and English language in Oct/Nov 1994. Released in May 1995.
|1995: ALL MEN ARE MORTAL
A supernatural romance between a young succesfull actress and a lonely sevenhundred year old prince. Set in the existentialist fifties of Paris. Based upon the international bestseller of Simone de Beauvoir. Directed by Ate de Jong. With: Stephen Rea, Iréne Jacob, Marianne Sägebrecht, Chiara Mastroianni, Derek de Lint. Released October 1995. An English/Dutch/French Coproduction.
|1994: DUIZEND ROZEN / 1000 ROSEN
Adaptation of the stageplay by famous Austrian playwriter Gustav Ernst about the inhabitants of a small industrial town with a big iron plant and the violent consequenses when the factory is sold and closed. Directed by Theu Boermans. With: Marieke Heebink, Jaap Spijkers, Bert Geurkink, Marisa van Eyle, Marianne Rogee, Hannes Demming, Tessa Lily Windham. Awarded with Grand prize of Dutch film 1994 for Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Film.
|1994: WILDGROEI / IT WILL NEVER BE SPRING
Roadmovie on a boat. Selected for Filmfestival Cannes 1994 – Semaine de la Critique. Original screenplay by Frouke Fokkema about a female writer telling her bizarre lovestory to two elderly men. Directed by Frouke Fokkema. With: Hilde van Mieghem, Thom Hoffman, Ellen ten Damme, Hans Croiset and Julien Schoenaerts.
|1993: VALS LICHT / FALSE LIGHT
Psychological thriller about a student falling in love with a prostitute. Based on the novel of Joost Zwagerman. Directed by Theo van Gogh. With: Amanda Ooms, Ellik Bargai, Thom Hoffman, Tom Jansen.
Adaptation of the classic novel by Virginia Woolf. The story of a journey through time, of a man who lives 400 years and becomes a woman. Written and directed by Sally Potter. With: Tilda Swinton, Lothaire Bluteau, John Wood, Quentin Crisp, Charlotte Valandrey. Production designers: Ben van Os and Jan Roelfs were nominated for an Oscar in 1994. An English/Dutch/French/Italian/Russian coproduction.
|1992: VOOR EEN VERLOREN SOLDAAT / FOR A LOST SOLDIER
Wartime story about a young boy who is evacuated in the last year of WW II from Amsterdam to Friesland. Directed by Roeland Kerbosch. Based on the story of Rudy van Dantzig. This film had a small, but very successfull release in U.S.A. With: Jeroen Krabbé (old Jeroen), Maarten Smit (young Jeroen), Elsje de Wijn en Freak Schmink.
|1991: ELINE VERE
Psychological Drama about a young woman who cannot bear the strict bourgeois life of The Hague in 1890. Based on Louis Couperus. Directed by Harry Kümel. With: Marianne Basler, Monique van de Ven, Thom Hoffman, Mary Dresselhuys, Micheal York and Aurore Clement. A Dutch/Belgian/French coproduction with Eurimages.
|1990: KRACHT / VIGOUR
Dutch drama about a farmer and a paintress from the city. Directed by Frouke Fokkema with Theu Boermans and Anneke Blok.
|1989: RITUELEN / RITUALS
A film about the life of a well-to-do gentleman who is confronted with mediative life and ritual death. Based on Cees Nooteboom’s novel. Directed by Herbert Curiël. With: Derek de Lint, Thom Hoffman, Camilla Braaksma and Johan Ooms.
|1987: EEN MAAND LATER / CHANGING PLACES
Comedy about two women who are bored with their lives, work and family, and swap lives. Directed by Nouchka van Brakel. With: Renée Soutendijk, Monique van de Ven, Edwin de Vries and Jean Yves Berteloot. Sold World-Wide to Warner Bros.
|1986: IN DE SCHADUW VAN DE OVERWINNING / THE SHADOW OF VICTORY
Wartime story on the issue of collaboration and resistance. Directed by Ate de Jong. With: Jeroen Krabbé, Edwin de Vries, Linda van Dyck, Marieke van der Pol and Rijk de Gooyer.
|1986: OP HOOP VAN ZEGEN / THE GOOD HOPE
Family drama about the bad working conditions for fisherman at the beginning of the 20th century in Holland. Directed by Guido Pieters. With: Danny de Munk, Renée Soutendijk, Rijk de Gooyer, Huub Stapel, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Leen Jongewaard, Ramses Shaffy and Kitty Courbois as ‘Kniertje’. Based on the stageplay by Herman Heijermans.
|1984: CISKE DE RAT / CISKE THE RAT
Family drama about a young street kid fighting his way to happiness in the thirties. Directed by Guido Pieters. With: Danny de Munk, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Linda van Dyck, Herman van Veen, Peter Faber and Rijk de Gooyer.
|1984: GEBROKEN SPIEGELS / BROKEN MIRRORS
Strong feminist suspense thriller about the tough life of prostitutes. Written and directed by Marleen Gorris. With Lineke Ryxman, Henriëtte Tol, Edda Barends, Carla Hardy, Marijke Veugelers and Coby Stunnenberg.
|1983: EEN ZAAK VAN LEVEN OF DOOD / SILENT FEAR
Psychological drama about the fears of a young claustrophobic woman. Directed by Georges Schouten. With: Carla Hardy, Peter Faber, Derek de Lint.
|1982: DE STILTE ROND CHRISTINE M / A QUESTION OF SILENCE
Strong feminist drama about three women killing a shopkeeper. Written and directed by Marleen Gorris. With: Cox Habbema, Henriëtte Tol, Nelly Frijda and Edda Barends.
|1982: VAN DE KOELE MEREN DES DOODS / THE COOL LAKES OF DEATH
Psychological drama of a young rich girl in the late 19th century who becomes a drug addict. Based on Frederik van Eeden’s novel. Directed by Nouchka van Brakel. With: Renée Soutendijk, Derek de Lint, Peter Faber.
|1981: EEN VLUCHT REGENWULPEN / A FLIGHT OF RAINBIRDS
A tragi-comedy about a man who has to find a woman in seven days. Based on the novel by Maarten ‘t Hart. Directed by Ate de Jong. With: Jeroen Krabbé, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Marijke Merckens, Rijk de Gooyer and Henriëtte Tol.
|1980: LIEVE JONGENS / DEAR BOYS
Strong homo satire after the novel by Gerard Reve. Directed by Paul de Lussanet. With: Hugo Metsers, Hans Dagelet, Bill van Dijk and Albert Mol.
|1979: EEN VROUW ALS EVA / A WOMAN LIKE EVE
A love story of two women. Directed by Nouchka van Brakel. With: Monique van de Ven, Maria Schneider, Peter Faber and Marijke Merckens.
|1979: ANDY, BLOED EN BLOND HAAR / ANDY, BLOOD AND BLOND HAIR
Social drama about unemployed youngsters set in the rural countryside. Directed by Frank Wiering. With: Andy Vrielink and Jonna Koster.
Psychological drama based upon the worldfamous novel by Knut Hamsun. Directed by Paul de Lussanet. With: Sylvia Kristel, Rutger Hauer, Andrea Ferreol and Rita Tushingham.
|1977: HET DEBUUT / THE DEBUT
Love story of a young girl who seduces an older man. Directed by Nouchka van Brakel. With: Marina de Graaf, Gerard Cox, Pleuni Touw and Kitty Courbois. Based on Hester Albach’s novel.
|1976: ALLE DAGEN FEEST / EVERY DAY’S A HOLIDAY
4 episode tragi-comedy, directed by Ate de Jong, Orlow Seunke, Otto Jongerius and Paul de Lussanet. Based on short stories by Remco Campert. With: Peter Faber, Marlous Fluitsma, Ansje Beentje
Psychological drama directed by Adriaan Ditvoorst. With Guido de Moor, Eric Schneider, Anne Wil Blankers, Petra Laseur and Josée Ruiter.
|1974: ZWAARMOEDIGE VERHALEN / MELANCHOLY TALES
4 episode tragi-comedy, directed by Bas van de Lecq, Guido Pieters, Ernie Damen and Nouchka van Brakel. With: Hugo Metsers, Pleuni Touw, Jon Bluming, Carry Tefsen, Lex Goudsmit, Johnny Kraaykamp and Rijk de Gooyer. Based on short stories of Heere Heeresma.
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