Last Conversation

Noud Heerkens Feature film - 2008 - 75 min.

Gouden Kalf nominee

Beste Actrice Johanna ter Steege

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A woman in a car has a final, intense telephone conversation with her ex-lover. Twenty-five cameras in and around the car captured actress Johanna ter Steege and the drive she took. In real time.

A woman drives in her car, wearing a grave look on her face. In the background, we hear the sounds of the freeway. The camera often captures her face, but occasionally we look at her from behind. Hypnotising lines on the road whiz by. Just like trees and other elements surrounding the road. Some short telephone conversations alternate with long silences. Meanwhile, the spectator travels along with the woman for many miles. Next, her phone rings for the third time. It turns out to be her lover. Gradually, the nature of the conversation becomes clear. It is their final, but intense and extensive talk. One time, the tone is very impersonal, another time defiant or even particularly emotional. More and more becomes clear about the two characters and their past relationship. Actress Johanna ter Steege played her role in one take, without any crew members around. She drove around in a car with twenty-five cameras on board. Director Noud Heerkens edited the footage into a real time version that lasts just as long as the drive lasted.


Director(s) Noud Heerkens
Producer(s) Nadadja Kemper
Rob Vermeulen
Nico Geusebroek
Production Company
Executive Producer
Myriam Eijgenraam
Esther Thedinga
Director of Photography
Production Design
Sound Design
Boris Debackere
Sound Editor
Wim Post
Sound on Set
Steven van Dijk
Production Country