Rudolf van den Berg Feature film - 2010 - 102 min.

Gouden Kalf-winnaar

Beste Montage Job ter Burg

Beste Regie Rudolf van den Berg

Gouden Kalf-nominatie

Beste Acteur Gijs Scholten van Aschat

Beste Muziek Bob Zimmerman

Beste Vrouwelijke Bijrol Sylvia Hoeks

Andere prijzen

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm)

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Adaptation of Arnon Grunberg's multiple award-winning novel from 2006 is a portrait of a man who used to have everything (wife, children, a job and a million), but who after his discharge realises he is left with nothing. Jörgen Hofmeester is, in short, a typical Grunberg protagonist: redundant, powerless and mortified. His wife left him a long time ago, one daughter left for France and the other, his highly gifted darling Tirza, set out for Namibia with her Moroccan boyfriend Choukri and hasn't been in touch since. Director Van den Berg has intertwined past and present treacherously close, analogous to Hofmeester's experience. Taunted and at his wits' end, the father flies to Namibia to trace his daughter, who is believed lost. But in the African desert nation, of course, deliverance does not await him. Bewildered, he finds out what has happened to Tirza.


Director(s) Rudolf van den Berg
Producer(s) Jeroen Koolbergen
San Fu Maltha
Production Company
Executive Producer
Director of Photography
Gábor Szabó
Production Design
Benedict Schillemans
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Anthony M. Gray
Tom Bijnen
Sound on Set
Visual Effects
George Balatoni
Jan van de Laar
Julik Tarkanov
Ugo Pierantoni
Sven de Jong
Martijn Grootendorst
Martijn van Houten
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