Esther Rots Feature film - 2018 - 100 min.
Twelve plus
Foul language

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Fragmented fairy-tale about young mother Mette, whose life lands in a maelstrom when she, against her better judgement, receives a victim of domestic violence into her home. Première at the Toronto Film Festival and selected for the Berlinale.

Mette, social worker and mother of two, is recovering from a serious accident. But she fails to remember what exactly happened. Until she is visited by someone who wants to have her testify against the man who allegedly made Mette end up in a wheelchair. In a haze of medication and growing fear, the memories start coming back. The film shows how the events unfold in her shattered memory. The equally fragmented story starts when Mette, against her better judgement, receives a victim of domestic violence into her home.


Production Company
Rots Filmwerk
Column Film
Ellen De Waele
Executive Producer
Reinette van de Stadt
Ingeborg Gravendeel
Co-production Company
Serendipity Films
Director of Photography
Production Design
Kurt Rigolle
Costume Design
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Mikel Le Roy
Benoit Biral
Sound on Set
Kwinten Van Laethem
Visual Effects
Allard Zoetman
Sander Jansen
Ruud Vreman
Still Photography
Production Country
Netherlands, Belgium