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De verbouwing - The Renovation

Feature film, 2012, 106 min.

Tessa, working as a successful plastic surgeon, opens her private clinic. She seems to be at the eve of what will be a glorious continuation of her career. As a woman, she is thriving in every respect: smart, professional, happily married and with an intelligent adolescent son. But appearances deceive, because Tessa is lonelier than ever. Her marriage is faltering and her husband is in the doldrums and has a drop too much every day. In addition, the alterations to the house, supervised by a rather alternative contractor, threaten to end in disaster. Desperately, Tessa accepts the helping hand of an attractive friend from the past, exposing herself to the risk of blackmail. Adapted from a book by crime writer Saskia Noort.

won prizes

  • NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)


  • NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf

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