De Nobelprijswinnaar (The Nobel Prize Winner)
Tragicomic comedy of manners about the world of writing and its psychologically ailing inhabitants. Featuring an introverted brilliant, but hardly publishing author whom his cocky publisher mockingly calls 'our resident Dostoyevsky', as opposed to an extraverted bestseller author with writer's block. With its powerful, black-and-white, strict frames and world of private investigators and nightclubs, De Nobelprijswinnaar creates the atmosphere of a classical crime movie, albeit provided with wry one-liners. In the screenplay by debuting feature director Timo Veltkamp - who won the 1999 Golden Calf for Best Screenplay with Ger Poppelaars for Missing Link - the characters and events are gradually more and more interconnected. 'My deepest conviction as a writer,' says the pretentious bestseller author in one of many self-referring remarks in the film, 'is that things should intertwine.' With music by avant-garde composer John Zorn.