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Joram Lürsen Feature film - 2015 - 115 min.
Sixteen plus
Foul language

Gouden Kalf nominee

Beste Acteur Jacob DerwigGijs Scholten van Aschat

Beste Actrice Rifka Lodeizen

Beste Camera Mark van Aller

Beste Film Frans van GestelArnold HeslenfeldLaurette Schillings

Beste Montage Peter Alderliesten, NCE

Beste Muziek Merlijn Snitker

Beste Production Design Hubert Pouille

Beste Scenario Frank Ketelaar

Beste Sound Design Herman Pieëte, CAS

Other prizes

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm)

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A violin maker in Amsterdam and his cousin in Hoogeveen want to cash in on plans to build a hotel. They concoct a strategy, with tragic consequences. Historical drama, based on Thomas Rosenboom’s novel.

Amsterdam, 1888. Property tycoon Henkenhaf wants to build a hotel opposite the Central Station, but he meets with opposition when violin maker Vedder wants to be bought out for fifty thousand guilders. In Hoogeveen, Vedder’s cousin Anijs, a pharmacist who has gotten himself into a jam, wants to help poor peat cutters move to America. Price tag: fifty thousand guilders. The two join forces and devise a plan, with tragic consequences. This historical drama is based on Thomas Rosenboom’s eponymous novel.


Production Company
Topkapi Films
Mythberg Films Ltd
Dirk Impens
Judith Csernai
József Berger
Joost de Wolf
Executive Producer
Director of Photography
Production Design
Costume Design
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Sound on Set
Visual Effects
Planet X FX
Digital Apes
TV Company
Production Country
Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary