Tussenland - Sleeping Rough Feature film, 2002, 84 min.

Using observing, documentary-like images, the feature film Tussenland tells the story of the friendship between the 80-year-old Dutch war veteran Jakob and the young Sudanese asylum seeker Majok. Jakob is a sulky man who has been antagonising everybody following his wife's death. He spends his days playing bingo, draughts and paying visits to his sole friend. Majok lives in Holland illegally and wanders about, preferably in a pasture among cows, because it reminds him of his native country. These two singular individuals cross paths when Majok uses Jakob's garden bench as a place to sleep. Initially, this leads to a torrent of abuse, but the reticent Majok won't be chased off and gradually manages to thaw the peevish old man. The leading roles in this feature début by director Jansen are played by amateurs.

selections & won prizes

NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR Tiger Award
CZ - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival selection

 

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  1. Jan van der Zanden
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  2. Wilant Boekelman
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  1. Danny van Spreuwel

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    Jan van der Zanden
    61 awards  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR Tiger Award  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  NL - Amsterdam International Docu Film Festival  IDFA selection  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection

    Ineke Kanters
    29 awards  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)  NL - NFF Platinum Film (400,000 visitors feature film)  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection

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  1.     The Film Kitchen
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    Jan van der Zanden
    61 awards  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR Tiger Award  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  NL - Amsterdam International Docu Film Festival  IDFA selection  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection

    Ineke Kanters
    29 awards  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)  NL - NFF Platinum Film (400,000 visitors feature film)  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection