Van God Los Feature film, 2003, 90 min.

Inspired by the killings committed by `the Venlo gang' in the early nineties and basing himself on the assumption that a human tragedy underlies every crime, director Pieter Kuijpers made his feature film debut. The thriller is set around Shrovetide and makes use of a flashback in which the seventeen-year-old schoolboy Stan tells his story in a voice-over. Stan, always keeping his feelings bottled up, lives in a spacious villa with his mother and stepfather. Lack of attention and affection makes him receptive to a close friendship with petty criminal Maikel, who literally runs into his life. Along with Maikel and his buddy, Stan commits several burglaries. Until panic breaks out and one of their victims gets killed. The local drug baron is impressed with the trio's extreme violence and hires the gang. Van God los tells, for one through an outstanding soundtrack, the story of youngsters who have broken adrift.

won prizes

NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)
NL - NFF Platinum Film (400,000 visitors feature film)
NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf (3)

other prizes

NL - Heerlen Euregio Film Award
NL - NFF Dutch Film Critics Award
IT - Lecce Festival of European Cinema (2)

 

Director

  1. Pieter Kuijpers
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    www.pupkin.com
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    Producer (80)

Writer

  1. Pieter Kuijpers
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    Producer (80)

Producer

  1. Hanneke Niens
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Composer

Cinematographer - DoP

  1. Cinematographer - Dop (81)

    Photographer Stills

Editor

  1. Editor (67)

Production designer

Cast

Sound designer

  1. Herman Pieëte
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Sound mixer

  1. Herman Pieëte
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Foley artist 

Location sound recordist

  1. Sound Designer

    Location Sound Recordist (76)

Supervising sound editor

  1. Herman Pieëte
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Financing 

  1. Financing  (195)

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Film Commission

  1.   Rotterdam Film Commission
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    Saskia Kagchèl

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Post-production sound

  1.   WarnierPosta sound for picture
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    Post-Production Sound (153)

  2.   Sense sound
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    Herman Pieëte
    95 awards  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  EU - European Film Award  UK - British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award BAFTA nomination

    Post-Production Sound (54)

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