Nederlands Film Festival

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1. The Paradise Suite (2015)

123 min | Drama

The jarring lives of six immigrant residents of Amsterdam intertwine in a poetic mosaic.

Director: Joost van Ginkel | Stars: Anjela Nedyalkova, Boris Isakovic, Erik Adelöw, Issaka Sawadogo

Votes: 1,393

2. Son of Mine (2015)

102 min | Crime, Drama

In the impoverished southern Dutch province of Limburg, the bond between a former mine worker and his only son is put to the test as the latter takes it upon himself to pay his father's debts to a local gangster.

Director: Remy van Heugten | Stars: Johan Leysen, Vincent van der Valk, Wahid Sanouji, Nico de Vries

Votes: 701

3. Aanmodderfakker (2014)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

A 30-something slacker finds his carefree life turned upside down when he falls for his sister's teenage babysitter.

Director: Michiel ten Horn | Stars: Pepijn Cladder, Anis de Jong, Yannick van de Velde, Wolf de Witte van Leeuwen

Votes: 2,548

4. Borgman (2013)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

66 Metascore

A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam | Stars: Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval, Alex van Warmerdam

Votes: 14,984 | Gross: $0.06M

5. The Girl and Death (2012)

127 min | Drama, Romance

44 Metascore

The Girl and Death tells us the impossible love story of Nicolai and the courtesan Elise. A love obstructed by materialism, wealth and death threat.

Director: Jos Stelling | Stars: Sylvia Hoeks, Dieter Hallervorden, Leonid Bichevin, Svetlana Svetlichnaya

Votes: 672

6. Black Butterflies (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama

66 Metascore

In apartheid-torn South Africa, poet Ingrid Jonker struggles tragically in search of love and a sense of home.

Director: Paula van der Oest | Stars: Carice van Houten, Liam Cunningham, Rutger Hauer, Graham Clarke

Votes: 1,974

7. Joy (I) (2010)

75 min | Drama

Joy is an emotionally damaged young woman of eighteen, who was given up at birth, to grow up in homes and with foster families. She lives on the fringes of society, getting by on benefits ... See full summary »

Director: Mijke de Jong | Stars: Samira Maas, Coosje Smid, Dragan Bakema, Sharon Schouten

Votes: 243

8. Nothing Personal (I) (2009)

85 min | Drama

71 Metascore

Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up the personal belongings and pieces of furniture she has put out on the pavement. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Urszula Antoniak | Stars: Lotte Verbeek, Stephen Rea, Tom Charlfa, Ann Marie Horan

Votes: 4,366

9. Love Is All (2007)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

The bumpy love lives of four Amsterdam couples intersect during the days leading up to Dutch national holiday Sinterklaas.

Director: Joram Lürsen | Stars: Michiel Romeyn, Thomas Acda, Anneke Blok, Carice van Houten

Votes: 7,217

10. Crusade in Jeans (2006)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

After using his mother's newly built time machine, Dolf gets stuck in the year 1212. He ends up in a children's crusade where he confronts his new friends with modern techniques. However, ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sombogaart | Stars: Johnny Flynn, Stephanie Leonidas, Emily Watson, Michael Culkin

Votes: 3,407

11. Black Book (2006)

R | 145 min | Drama, Thriller, War

71 Metascore

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn

Votes: 69,382 | Gross: $4.40M

12. Paradise Now (2005)

PG-13 | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

71 Metascore

Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Kais Nashif, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal, Hamza Abu-Aiaash

Votes: 21,584 | Gross: $1.45M

13. Simon (2004)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

59 Metascore

A mild-mannered gay dentist and a hedonist womanizer rekindle their unlikely friendship when the latter's terminal cancer drives them back together after a decade apart.

Director: Eddy Terstall | Stars: Cees Geel, Marcel Hensema, Rifka Lodeizen, Nadja Hüpscher

Votes: 7,830 | Gross: $0.00M

14. Twin Sisters (2002)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance, War

Twin Sisters is an epic love story based on the Dutch bestseller by Tessa de Loo that has been read by more than 3.5 million readers in Holland and Germany.

Director: Ben Sombogaart | Stars: Ellen Vogel, Gudrun Okras, Thekla Reuten, Nadja Uhl

Votes: 6,243 | Gross: $0.00M

15. Miss Minoes (2001)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

50 Metascore

A cat who turns into a young woman helps a journalist protect their town from a factory boss with an evil plan.

Director: Vincent Bal | Stars: Carice van Houten, Theo Maassen, Sarah Bannier, Pierre Bokma

Votes: 4,466 | Gross: $0.01M

16. The Moving True Story of a Woman Ahead of Her Time (2001)

110 min | Biography, Drama, History

Frisian-spoken costume drama about the turbulent marriage between a writer and a socialist politician.

Director: Pieter Verhoeff | Stars: Monic Hendrickx, Jeroen Willems, Peter Tuinman, Rients Gratama

Votes: 475

17. Leak 2000 (2000)

105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Based on a book about an infamous real scandal in the Dutch crime scene, the film aims at exposing the horrors caused by corruption on both sides of the law. A rookie policeman is coerced ... See full summary »

Director: Jean van de Velde | Stars: Cas Jansen, Ricky Koole, Thomas Acda, Victor Löw

Votes: 2,731

18. The Flying Liftboy (1998)

110 min | Adventure, Family

Pupil Abel is the victim of Laura's nasty prank, yet gets accidentally blamed and overreacts. His ma withdraws him from school and gets him a job as lift-boy. But its' a special lift: when ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sombogaart | Stars: Victor Löw, Elleke Vervat, Roxanne Stam, Afroditi-Piteni Bijker

Votes: 1,418

19. Felice... Felice... (1998)

99 min | Drama

Said to be inspired by British photographer Felice Beato, who for a time lived in 19th century feudal Japan and married a geisha named O-kiku. The plot centers on his having abandoned her (... See full summary »

Director: Peter Delpeut | Stars: Johan Leysen, Toshie Ogura, Rina Yasami, Noriko Sasaki

Votes: 105

20. Character (1997)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs.

Director: Mike van Diem | Stars: Pavlik Jansen op de Haar, Jan Decleir, Fedja van Huêt, Betty Schuurman

Votes: 10,049 | Gross: $0.71M

21. Lang leve de koningin (1995)

118 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A fairytale about a young girl who learns to play chess and at the same time finds her father.

Director: Esmé Lammers | Stars: Maya van den Broecke, Lisa De Rooy, Cas Enklaar, Derek de Lint

Votes: 994

22. Little Sister (1995)

91 min | Drama, Mystery

Martijn is obsessed with his younger sister Daantje and visits her to make a documentary about her. He manages to invade Daantje's life with his video camera, but soon unresolved issues from a distant past come to the surface.

Director: Robert Jan Westdijk | Stars: Kim van Kooten, Romijn Conen, Hugo Metsers, Bert Pot

Votes: 2,256

23. 1000 Rosen (1994)

95 min | Drama

An unnamed industrial town in the sixties. The entire population depends on the local factory that makes steel wire for fencing.

Director: Theu Boermans | Stars: Marieke Heebink, Jaap Spijkers, Tessa Lilly Wyndham, Marianne Rogée

Votes: 55

24. De kleine blonde dood (1993)

95 min | Drama

Poet Valentijn comes in contact with his former teacher Mieke. After a brief relationship Valentijn leaves her. But when he later gets to know his son, a bond develops between the two.

Director: Jean van de Velde | Stars: Antonie Kamerling, Olivier Tuinier, Loes Wouterson, Gees Linnebank

Votes: 1,004

26. Prospero's Books (1991)

R | 124 min | Drama, Fantasy

The magician Prospero attempts to stop his daughter's affair with an enemy.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: John Gielgud, Michael Clark, Michel Blanc, Erland Josephson

Votes: 5,695 | Gross: $1.75M

27. Evenings (1989)

122 min | Biography, Drama

Frits van Egters' life in the last ten days of the year 1946.

Director: Rudolf van den Berg | Stars: Thom Hoffman, Rijk de Gooyer, Viviane de Muynck, Pierre Bokma

Votes: 479

28. Secret Wedding (1989)

95 min | Drama

As an anonymous man, Fermin leaves his underground hideout in the subway. The dictatorship in the country is followed by democracy, but the bright light of it blinds Fermin: he is displaced... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Agresti | Stars: Floria Bloise, Mirta Busnelli, Tito Haas, Elio Marchi

Votes: 142

29. The Vanishing (1988)

Not Rated | 107 min | Mystery, Thriller

Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor.

Director: George Sluizer | Stars: Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna ter Steege, Gwen Eckhaus

Votes: 30,763

31. Voyeur (I) (1986)

100 min | Comedy

A well-to-do, shut-in thirty-something faces city life, family secrets and his own quirks when he is finally thrown out by his parents.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam | Stars: Alex van Warmerdam, Henri Garcin, Olga Zuiderhoek, Annet Malherbe

Votes: 2,041

32. Flesh+Blood (1985)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Drama

In medieval Europe, a young girl from a noble family is obsessed with her captors--commoners.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Burlinson, Jack Thompson

Votes: 15,496 | Gross: $0.10M

33. The Illusionist (1983)

90 min | Comedy

At the center of this extremely visualized narrative are the illusionist and his brother, who is lazy on the basis of either great love, or exorbitant envy of the brother. Having spoiled ... See full summary »

Director: Jos Stelling | Stars: Freek de Jonge, Jim van der Woude, Catrien Wolthuizen, Gerard Thoolen

Votes: 618

35. A Question of Silence (1982)

R | 92 min | Drama

Three women, all strangers to each other, meet in a dress boutique. One of the three is approached by the male proprietor as she is shoplifting a garment. When he approaches her the other ... See full summary »

Director: Marleen Gorris | Stars: Edda Barends, Nelly Frijda, Henriëtte Tol, Cox Habbema

Votes: 708

36. Het teken van het beest (1980)

98 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1928 in the northern part of the Netherlands, a man has an affair with the wife of one of his friends (who is in jail at the time). Because she abandons her children to move in with him,... See full summary »

Director: Pieter Verhoeff | Stars: Gerard Thoolen, Marja Kok, Peter Faber, Joop Admiraal

Votes: 119



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