Grimm Feature film, 2003, 104 min.

The feature film Grimm starts as a variation on the fairytale of Hansel and Gretel by the Grimm brothers and gradually fades into a road movie, a thriller and a western. With his fifth feature, Van Warmerdam not only changes his idiosyncratic absurdist style, featuring archetypical Dutch settings, he also literally crosses borders. The both witty and grim, partly Spanish spoken film begins in a wintry Dutch landscape where a destitute and nasty man takes along his son and daughter, Jacob (Jacob Derwig) and Marie (Halina Reijn), to gather some kindling. In the vast and gloomy forest, he abandons the couple. In a letter from their mother, they are summoned to go to their uncle in Spain. Going from a randy woman farmer in the woods and a dramatic occurrence beneath a motorway, brother and sister travel to sun-drenched Spain on a moped. Here, Marie falls in love with a wealthy surgeon, who lives together with his mysterious sister. Jacob's jealous behaviour triggers off a nightmare.

selections & won prizes

US - Chicago International Film Festival selection
SP - San Sebastian International Film Festival selection

other prizes

NL - NFF Dutch Film Critics Award

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  1. Stefan Kamp
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  1. Peter Flamman
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