One in ten children was not engendered by the man who is believed to be the father. This and more facts about sperm and the theory of evolution are the leitmotif of Treurniet's feature film debut, adapted from the novel by Karel Glastra van Loon. When his son Bo is fourteen, protagonist Armin (Peter Paul Muller) is told by his doctor that it is impossible that he is the biological father, because he is infertile. Bo's mother Monika (Carice van Houten) is no longer able to clarify her adultery, because she has been dead for nine years. Jumping back and forth between present and past, the film reveals Armin's obsessive search for Bo's potential father. In his memories, the flashbacks, he brings the suspected men to Monika's grave one by one, and proceeds to look for them in the present. Meanwhile, Armin's damaged trust puts enormous pressure on the relationship with his current girlfriend Ellen, who used to be Monika's bosom friend. Awarded with a Golden Film.

Title: De passievrucht
Year: 2003
Duration : 1 hour, 46 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2004

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Geluid (2004)
Georges Bossaers

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Lange Speelfilm (2004)
Monique van Welzen
Beste Lange Speelfilm (2004)
Anton Scholten
Beste Actrice (2004)
Halina Reijn
Beste Lange Speelfilm (2004)
José van Doorn

Other awards

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm) (2004)

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