Het Galgenven

Jan van den Berg Feature film - 2009 - 77 min.

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Photographer Anna Smeets makes reportages all over the world. When her mother dies unexpectedly, she returns to her native Limburg village for the funeral. She decides to move into her mother's studio on the edge of the Galgenven and make pictures in the vein of her mother's paintings of the village and its inhabitants and the unique nature surrounding it. While Anna thus tries to regain her identity, it turns out that part of that nature will have to yield to project developers' plans. A fierce battle flares up between Anna and large landowner Hyacint de Beaumont. The village, where many people depend on him, is divided. When Anna finally seems to be all alone, she receives help from unexpected quarters. This has dramatic consequences. The film contains documentary elements and footage of farmers and conservationists, who in reality also have to withstand drastic changes.

Credits

Production Company
Executive Producer
Ineke Simons
Director of Photography
Editing
Peggy Erprath
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Sound on Set
Jilles Schril
Music
Cast
Distribution
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Production Country
Netherlands