Brownian Movement

Nanouk Leopold Feature film - 2011 - 96 min.

Gouden Kalf-winnaar

Beste Regie Nanouk Leopold

Beste Scenario Nanouk Leopold

Gouden Kalf-nominatie

Beste Film Stienette Bosklopper

Beste Mannelijke Bijrol Kuno Bakker

Beste Muziek Harry de Wit

Beste Production Design Elsje de Bruijn

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On the surface, the life of the German Charlotte seems ideal: a handsome husband, a son and a doctor’s job in Brussels. Nevertheless, she surreptitiously rents a hotel room where she has sex with some of her male test subjects. Her extramarital flings have nothing to do with outward appearances or scorching passion; the hotel room almost seems the setting for clinical experiments. Her poker face betrays next to nothing about Charlotte’s motives; in this minimalist triptych that is eventually concluded in India, it turns out her intentions are not only a mystery to her husband, but also to herself and the spectator. In her fourth film, Nanouk Leopold again analyses human relationships, with sparse dialogues and very accurate shots, in which the environment and architecture are a continuation of the characters. The questions raised are more important than the answers: Brownian Movement wittingly leaves interpretations to the audience.


Director(s) Nanouk Leopold
Production Company
Circe Films
Coin Film
Serendipity Films
Bella Cohen Films
Herbert Schwering
Ellen De Waele
Executive Producer
Director of Photography
Production Design
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Sound on Set
Visual Effects
Andreas Fröhlich
TV Company
Production Country