Novemberlicht , 2003, 82 min.

Telefilm is set against the backdrop of a vast typically Dutch river landscape. Due to excessive rainfall, the Land van Maas en Waal is threatened with flooding. Whereas all villagers have been evacuated, stoic old Jacoba refuses to vacate her little house on the dyke. Filled with a longing for death, she sits and waits for the dykes to give way. She kills time by listening to the radio alerts, by reading the Bible and by praying to God to hurry up. Until she is disturbed by the arrival of her 12-year-old granddaughter Fleur, who foils her plan. Gradually, the film unravels the reason for the old woman's peculiar behaviour, at the bottom of which lie indigestable past events. Despite attempts to get rid of Fleur, the unyielding girl is determined not to abandon her grandma. The confrontation with her grandchild forces the elderly lady to reconsider her intention.

nominations

NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf

 

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  1. Jan van der Zanden
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  2. Wilant Boekelman
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    www.dutchmountainfilm.nl
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  1. Cinematographer - Dop (114)

    Photographer Stills

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  1. René Jonkers
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  1.  Waterland Film / Tuvalu
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  1. Sound  Adventure
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    Jan Willem van den Brink
    27 awards  NL - Amsterdam International Docu Film Festival  IDFA award  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)  NL - Amsterdam International Docu Film Festival  IDFA selection

    Gabor Verhoeven
    22 awards  NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection  NL - NFF Platinum Film (400,000 visitors feature film)  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf

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