J. Kessels

Erik de Bruyn Feature film - 2015 - 107 min.
Six plus
Foul language

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Production Design Ben Zuydwijk

Gouden Kalf nominee

Beste Acteur Fedja van Huêt

Beste Camera Danny Elsen (SBC)

Beste Sound Design Peter Warnier

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In a big American clunker, writer Frans Thomése and his favourite protagonist J. Kessels undertake a road trip to Hamburg. Assigned by someone they do not know, they look for a sausage dealer, but the author is primarily interested in the promised reunion with the sexy girl that enchanted him in a distant past and gave him a youth trauma. In this dry-witted adaptation of P.F. Thomése’s cheerful picaresque novel, reality and fiction blend in an alienating way, set to a soundtrack of tear-jerking country music.


Director(s) Erik de Bruyn
Script Jan Eilander
Production Company
CTM Pictures
Czar Film
Executive Producer
Director of Photography
Production Design
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Sound on Set
Dirk Bombey
Visual Effects
Bobby de Boer
Patrick Mere
TV Company
Still Photography
Production Country
Netherlands, Belgium