Beste Actrice Maria Kraakman
Beste Camera Tom Erisman
Beste Film Marc van Warmerdam
Beste Montage Job ter Burg
Beste Regie Alex van Warmerdam
Beste Scenario Alex van Warmerdam
Beste Sound Design Peter Warnier
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This ink-black comedy is vintage Van Warmerdam, with its wry dialogue, absurd plot and meticulous design. But at times the polder western is also nerve-rackingly suspenseful, when hitman Schneider and the gruff recluse Bax wait patiently for the other to betray his position in a lethal cat-and-mouse. The killer hidden among the reeds; the writer entrenched in his holiday home by the waterside, where, to add insult to injury, he is saddled with more unwelcome visitors: a cross ex-lover and a depressed daughter.