Bloody Marie

Guido van Driel, Lennert Hillege, NSC Feature film - 2019 - 78 min.
Sixteen plus
Foul language

Gouden Kalf nominee

Beste Camera Lennert Hillege, NSC

Beste Production Design Floris Vos

Beste Sound Design Peter Warnier

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Marie Wankelmut, German drunkard and cartoonist in Amsterdam’s Red Light District, suffers from writer's block and a talent forcreating conflicts. When things get out of hand at the neighbours, she has to drastically shift gears in this melancholy tragicomedy.

Successful in a distant past, cartoonist Marie Wankelmut has been living in Amsterdam’s Red Light District for twenty years. She lacks inspiration and is plagued by guilt towards her deceased mother. Marie alternately drinks and frets, creating less and less. Growing isolation, an ever messier life and dipsomania land her in one conflict after another. Until a horrible event at her next door neighbours sobers her up. Although the film, the characters and the creator (apart from a director, Guido van Driel is a cartoonist himself) suggest otherwise, this story is not based on a cartoon.


Production Company
Marieke Mols
Martien Vlietman
Xavier Rombaut
Executive Producer
Co-production Company
Director of Photography
Production Design
Stijn Deconinck
Costume Design
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Sound on Set
Susanne Wolff
Aart Staartjes
Mark Rietman
Teun Luijkx
Jan Bijvoet
Alexia Lestiboudois
Dragos Bucur
TV Company
Still Photography
Production Country
Netherlands, Belgium