The Jewish student Chaja becomes babysitter with a Chassidic family in a working class area of Antwerp. She is averse their strict way of life, but stays because she loves Simcha (5), who has never said a word for want of love and attention from his father. The girl confronts the family with this problem. Krabbé's directing début, a film version of Carl Friedman's novel Twee koffers vol.


Production Design
Set geluid
Production company
Shooting Star Filmcompany
Flying Dutchman Productions
Distributor NL
Universal Pictures Licensing Benelux

Title: Left Luggage
Year: 1998
Duration : 1 hour, 36 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 1999

Gouden Kalf nominees

Other awards

Grolsch Filmprijs (1998)

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