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Five short stories about insecure men struggling through life. Using widely divergent styles, the film reflects the absurdity of life. Imaginative, witty and moving.

Daan Bakker’s feature debut is a striking film in five parts about insecure men in their forties still struggling to find their footing in life. From fear of a family reunion and painful childhood memories to miraculous fantasy and a brave attempt to find favour with the in-laws. Recognisable emotional vulnerability, presented in widely divergent ways - from ultra-minimalistic animation to realistic drama. Screen International praised Quality Time as being refreshingly unconventional. Winner of the MovieZone Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Title: Quality Time
Year: 2017
Duration : 1 hour, 29 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2017


Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Regie (2017)
Daan Bakker
Beste Film (2017)
Iris Otten
Beste Film (2017)
Pieter Kuijpers
Beste Film (2017)
Sander van Meurs

Other awards

Prijs van het Forum van de Regisseurs (2017)

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