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Marlies Smeenge Short documentary - 2019 - 30 min.

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Once upon a time, this Belgian convent was populated by dozens of Sisters Norbertienen. Today, only three of them remain, with their little dog. For these aged ladies, drinking a beer at lunch and watching soap series at night seems as normal as praying or reading the Bible. As best as they can, they prepare for the festive season. They receive family and friends, take the crib from the cabinet and toast to New Year’s Eve. Tragicomic short documentary about these last three nuns, and their Pomeranian dog Skippy.


Director(s) Marlies Smeenge
Production Company Nederlandse Filmacademie
Director of Photography
Mike Molenhuis
Sylvester de Bruïne
Erwin Smit
Tim Straver
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Björn Hoogland
Sound on Set
Björn Hoogland
Visual Effects
Carolien Bakker
Matthijs Stauttener
TV Company
Production Country