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Beyond Sleep

Director: Boudewijn Koole
A young man’s mythical expedition in search of himself and a rock that fell from the sky. Redemption is only found on the verge of insanity. Adapted from W. F. Hermans’ novel Nooit meer slapen.
Searching for meteorites, the young geologist Alfred starts an ambitious yet ever more futile expedition across the north of Norway. Director Boudewijn Koole gives Willem Frederik Hermans’ famous novel Nooit meer slapen a rigorous twist by making the physical ordeals, Alfred’s distrust of his team members and his loneliness amidst the indifferent landscape tangible. For the young man, his voyage turns into a struggle with his father complex and with his attempts to prove himself. Immersive cinema and philosophical reflection at once.
Title: Beyond Sleep
Year: 2016
Duration : 1 hour, 47 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2016
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Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Sound Design (2016)
Mark Glynne
Beste Muziek (2016)
Alex Simu
Beste Regie (2016)
Boudewijn Koole

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Acteur (2016)
Reinout Scholten van Aschat
Beste Film (2016)
Hans de Wolf
Beste Montage (2016)
Gys Zevenbergen
Beste Film (2016)
Hanneke Niens
Beste Camera (2016)
Melle van Essen (NSC)

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