Client: First Floor Features
Producer: Laurens Geels
Director: Mike van Diem
Location management: Michel Drenthe
Type of production: Feature film, 1997


Oscar winning drama of Mike van Diem with Jan Declair and Fedja van Huet based on the famous book of Borewijk.

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Poster Character

Awards and nominations:

Academy Award
– The movie won the Academy Award for Best non-English movie 1998.

Dutch movie festival
– Gouden Kalf for best feature film 1997
– Big prize from the jury for Mike van Diem
– Grolsch movie award (Jan Decleir)
– Nomination Gouden Kalf for best actor (Jan Decleir)
– Nomination Gouden Kalf for best actress (Betty Schuurman)
– Nomination Gouden Kalf for best director (Mike van Diem)

Brothers Manaki (international Film Festival 1998
• Audience Award for Rogier Stoffers
• Silver Camera 300 (Rogier Stoffers)

Camerimage 1997
• Gouden kikker for Rogier Stoffers

Fantasporto 1997
• Director’s Week Award (Mike van Diem)

Guldbagge Awards 1999
• Best foreign film

Joseph Plateau Awards
• Best actor (Jan Decleir)
• Nomination for best film

Palm Springs International Film Festival
• Audience Award (Mike van Diem)

Paris Film Festival
• Best actor (Jan Decleir)

Grand Prix (Mike van Diem)


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March 24, 2005