Beyond Sleep

Boudewijn Koole Feature film - 2016 - 107 min.
Twelve plus

Gouden Kalf-winnaar

Beste Muziek Alex Simu

Beste Regie Boudewijn Koole

Beste Sound Design Mark Glynne

Gouden Kalf-nominatie

Beste Acteur Reinout Scholten van Aschat

Beste Camera Melle van Essen, NSC

Beste Film Hanneke NiensHans de Wolf

Beste Montage Gys Zevenbergen

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Searching for meteorites, the young geologist Alfred starts an ambitious yet ever more futile expedition across the north of Norway. Director Boudewijn Koole gives Willem Frederik Hermans’ famous novel Nooit meer slapen a rigorous twist by making the physical ordeals, Alfred’s distrust of his team members and his loneliness amidst the indifferent landscape tangible. For the young man, his voyage turns into a struggle with his father complex and with his attempts to prove himself. Immersive cinema and philosophical reflection at once.


Production Company
Nordisk Film
Aage Aaberge
Joost de Wolf
Executive Producer
Director of Photography
Production Design
Merete Bostrøm
Costume Design
Merete Bostrøm
Sound Design
Sound on Set
Ghassan Al Zabri
Adrianus Stoop
Visual Effects
Still Photography
Production Country
Netherlands, Norway