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After half a century, an old birdwatcher’s happy life is disrupted because his post is cancelled. He refuses to leave and finds a unique way to resist. Tragicomic feature film with a leading role for cabaret performer Freek de Jonge.
An old man has been living all alone on an island full of birds in the middle of the ocean for half a century. He is very content there, as a birdwatcher without any people around him. One day, he receives a message telling him his post will be terminated. His happy life in the wild threatens to end abruptly. But the dismissed birdwatcher refuses to leave and defies this decision in a way uniquely his own. Tragicomic feature film with a leading role for Freek de Jonge, and beautiful wildlife shots of all sorts of birds.


Executive producer
Production Design

Title: De Vogelwachter
Year: 2020
Duration : 1 hour, 30 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2020

DramaNatuur & Milieu

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Sound Design (2020)
Herman Pieëte, CAS
Beste Production Design (2020)
Vincent de Pater

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