A violin maker in Amsterdam and his cousin in Hoogeveen want to cash in on plans to build a hotel. They concoct a strategy, with tragic consequences. Historical drama, based on Thomas Rosenboom’s novel.
Amsterdam, 1888. Property tycoon Henkenhaf wants to build a hotel opposite the Central Station, but he meets with opposition when violin maker Vedder wants to be bought out for fifty thousand guilders. In Hoogeveen, Vedder’s cousin Anijs, a pharmacist who has gotten himself into a jam, wants to help poor peat cutters move to America. Price tag: fifty thousand guilders. The two join forces and devise a plan, with tragic consequences. This historical drama is based on Thomas Rosenboom’s eponymous novel.

Title: Publieke werken
Year: 2015
Duration : 1 hour, 55 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2016

GeschiedenisDrama

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Acteur (2016)
Jacob Derwig
Beste Scenario (2016)
Frank Ketelaar
Beste Camera (2016)
Mark van Aller
Beste Film (2016)
Frans van Gestel
Beste Production Design (2016)
Hubert Pouille
Beste Film (2016)
Laurette Schillings
Beste Acteur (2016)
Gijs Scholten van Aschat
Beste Sound Design (2016)
Herman Pieëte (CAS)
Beste Montage (2016)
Peter Alderliesten (NCE)
Beste Muziek (2016)
Merlijn Snitker
Beste Film (2016)
Arnold Heslenfeld
Beste Actrice (2016)
Rifka Lodeizen

Other awards

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm) (2017)

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