Amsterdam, 1888. Property tycoon Henkenhaf wants to build a hotel opposite the Central Station, but he meets with opposition when violin maker Vedder wants to be bought out for fifty thousand guilders. In Hoogeveen, Vedder’s cousin Anijs, a pharmacist who has gotten himself into a jam, wants to help poor peat cutters move to America. Price tag: fifty thousand guilders. The two join forces and devise a plan, with tragic consequences. This historical drama is based on Thomas Rosenboom’s eponymous novel.
selections & won prizes
NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)
NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf
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