J. Kessels

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

Gouden Kalf-winnaar

Beste Production Design Ben Zuydwijk

Gouden Kalf-nominatie

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.

Credits

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