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Still Boven is het stil

Boven is het stil

Nanouk Leopold / NL, DE, 2013 / 93 min.

Gerbrand Bakker’s novel The Twin was adapted for film by Dutch director Nanouk Leopold herself. Helmer is a farmer’s son whose quiet and lonely life opens op unexpectedly when a young farmhand starts work on the farm.

Poster Boven is het stil

Gerbrand Bakker’s first book, translated as The Twin, is a sober and restrained novel which won numerous national and international awards. The bestseller tells the story of Helmert van Wonderen, a shy and reserved man in his fifties who works on the family farm and cares for his ancient father, a man he hates. Helmert struggles with the accidental death of his twin brother, having once been forced to drop out of university and his repressed homosexuality.

Details

Director

Nanouk Leopold

Production year

2013

Country

NL, DE

Original title

Boven is het stil

Length

93 min.

Language

Dutch

Subtitles

NLD

Format

DCP

Part of

Vive le cinéma! Art & Film

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Filmmuseum and the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Eye and the IFFR have selected five film directors from five continents as a way of celebrating the unlimited power and diversity of world cinema, which is so vital for the programming.

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Still Boven is het stil
Still Boven is het stil

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