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When Hans after a religious experience increasingly falls under the spell of faith, he slowly but surely loses contact with his family and reality. Adapted from Jan Siebelink’s novel.
Childhood sweethearts Hans and Margje Sievez lead a happy family life with their nursery garden. But when preacher Jozef Mieras stirs up Hans’ memories of his strictly religious upbringing, Hans has a profoundly religious experience that convinces him he has been in direct contact with God. He increasingly falls under the spell of religion and wanders away from his family and from reality. Margje can only stand by and watch her beloved lose himself in his quest for eternal life. Adapted from Jan Siebelink’s novel.

Title: Knielen op een bed violen
Year: 2016
Duration : 1 hour, 52 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2016


Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Mannelijke Bijrol (2016)
Marcel Hensema

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Muziek (2016)
Dirk Brossé
Beste Film (2016)
Sytze van der Laan
Beste Film (2016)
Alain de Levita
Beste Production Design (2016)
Kurt Loyens
Beste Regie (2016)
Ben Sombogaart
Beste Vrouwelijke Bijrol (2016)
Gaite Jansen

Other awards

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm) (2017)

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