De surprise

Mike van Diem Feature film - 2015 - 102 min.
Nine plus
Foul language

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Actrice Georgina Verbaan

Beste Production Design Hubert Pouille

Gouden Kalf nominee

Beste Film Mike van DiemEls VandevorstHans de Weers

Beste Mannelijke Bijrol Jan Decleir

Beste Montage Jessica de Koning

Beste Regie Mike van Diem

Beste Sound Design Herman Pieëte, CAS

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Timeless romantic comedy with a twist, in which gracefulness and gravity, love and death go hand in hand. The wearied multimillionaire Jacob unexpectedly falls in love with the vigorous but disillusioned Anne. Suddenly, fortune smiles on them. Unfortunately, they have just signed a contract with a company that will end their lives in a surprising way. Breaking the agreement is not that easy. Even before Mike van Diem clinched an Oscar with Character (1997), he cherished the wish to adapt Belcampo's story De surprise for the screen.


Production Company
N279 Entertainment
Spinnaker Productions
FATT Productions
Prime Time
Fastnet Films
Riva Filmproduktion
Executive Producer
Marianne van Hardeveld
Director of Photography
Production Design
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Sound on Set
Visual Effects
Hans van Helden
Bruno Sommier
TV Company
Production Country
Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Germany