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Historical love tragedy sees Nicolai, a Russian doctor, return to the old, dilapidated hotel cum brothel where he met his great love, the courtesan Elise, fifty years before.
After fifty years, the Russian doctor Nicolai Borodinski returns to the old and dilapidated hotel cum brothel where he once met his great love, the courtesan Elise. Their brief relationship was impossible, but undeniably made a lasting impression on the physician. The reason of his return becomes clear when past and present blend. The love tragedy takes place at the end of the nineteenth century, the belle époque, near the German 18th century castle Tannenfeld in Thüringen. This Dutch/German/Russian co-production is based on an original script by director Jos Stelling and Bert Rijkelijkhuizen, who were inspired by Pushkin, Chekhov and love stories form the poetic era, but also by concepts like Sehnsucht, farewell and finiteness.

Title: Het Meisje en de Dood
Year: 2012
Duration : 2 hours, 4 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2012


Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Camera (2012)
Goert Giltay (NSC)
Beste Geluid (2012)
Bert Rijkelijkhuizen
Beste Film (2012)
Anton Kramer
Beste Film (2012)
Jos Stelling

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Regie (2012)
Jos Stelling

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