2010 Oscar Selection, Netherlands
Jörgen Hofmeester has just lost his job, and his favorite daughter Tirza is leaving on a trip to Africa with her new Moroccan boyfriend. When Jörgen doesn't hear from his daughter for a few weeks, the over-bearing father desperately heads to Namibia to find her. Slowly becoming unhinged in the desert heat, Jörgen starts mixing past and present, hallucinating in a booze-soaked fever. His only ally in the delusional adventure is a child prostitute who helps him in his search. Based on the masterful novel by Arnon Grunberg, this exploration of white middle-class angst is full of dark turns and unsettling twists. Best Director, 2010 Netherlands Film Festival.
DIR/SCR Rudolf van den Berg; SCR based on the novel by Arnon Grunberg; PROD Jeroen Koolbergen, San Fu Maltha. Netherlands, 2010, color, 100 min. In Dutch with English subtitles. NOT RATED
Fri, Nov 4, 4:45; Mon, Nov 7, 9:30
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