Adap­ta­tion of Arnon Grun­berg’s multiple award-winning novel from 2006 is a portrait of a man who used to have every­thing (wife, chil­dren, a job and a million), but who after his discharge realises he is left with nothing. Jörgen Hofmeester is, in short, a typical Grun­berg protag­o­nist: redun­dant, power­less and morti­fied. His wife left him a long time ago, one daughter left for France and the other, his highly gifted darling Tirza, set out for Namibia with her Moroccan boyfriend Choukri and hasn’t been in touch since. Director Van den Berg has inter­twined past and present treach­er­ously close, anal­o­gous to Hofmeester’s expe­ri­ence. Taunted and at his wits’ end, the father flies to Namibia to trace his daughter, who is believed lost. But in the African desert nation, of course, deliv­er­ance does not await him. Bewil­dered, he finds out what has happened to Tirza.

Title: Tirza
Year: 2010
Duration : 1 hour, 42 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2010

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Montage (2010)
Job ter Burg (NCE)
Beste Regie (2010)
Rudolf van den Berg

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Muziek (2010)
Bob Zimmerman
Beste Acteur (2010)
Gijs Scholten van Aschat
Beste Vrouwelijke Bijrol (2010)
Sylvia Hoeks

Other awards

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm) (2010)

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