De Storm

Ben Sombogaart Feature film - 2009 - 95 min.

Gouden Kalf-nominatie

Beste Production Design Hubert Pouille

Beste Vrouwelijke Bijrol Lottie Hellingman

Andere prijzen

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm)

Platina Film (400.000 bezoekers speelfilm)

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Julia, an 18-year-old farmer's daughter from Zeeland, gets pregnant from her boyfriend Koos, a fisherman's son who is so startled by the news that he does a moonlight flit. Julia is left to her own devices in a hostile village. Initially, the pregnancy and delivery are condemned and later ignored by her family and fellow villagers. In the night of 31 January 1953, the dikes in Zeeland burst during a terrible February storm. The farm where Julia lives is engulfed by a deluge. She and her son end up in the water and - against her will - she is saved by the young air force sergeant Aldo. The baby is left behind in the water. Julia is inconsolable and Aldo decides to help her find her son. It is the beginning of a long search that will eventually take them back to Zeeland and a submerged, surrealist landscape. The chance a baby will survive here is microscopic. And yet Julia receives clues that her son is still alive.

Credits

Production Company
Nijenhuis & de Levita Film en TV BV
Executive Producer
Director of Photography
Production Design
Editing
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Sound on Set
Visual Effects
Raphael Kourilsky
Music
Cast
TV Company
Distribution
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Production Country
Netherlands