The Oath

Tjebbo Penning Short film - 1997 - 10 min.

Gouden Kalf nominee

Beste Korte Film Tjebbo Penning

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A prisoner is found unconscious in his cell after a suicide attempt. The prison doctor is brought in to reanimate the man and faces an ethical dilemma. The film is a surreal interpretation of a true story that took place in an Oklohama prison in 1995. Winner of many awards including Best Short Film at the Antalya International Short Film/Video Festival.


Director(s) Tjebbo Penning
Producer(s) Petra Goedings
Production Company
Director of Photography
Han Wennink
Production Design
Arthur Appelman