1h 30min | Drama, Family | 11 December 2013 (Netherlands)
Finn lives with his father, a carpenter. Both are grieving the loss of Finn’s mother, who died giving birth to Finn on Christmas Eve. Religious symbolism and music as a source of healing accompany Finn and his father as they try to live.
I came across the film on the plane of a Chinese airline. I was bored on the plane, but the film made the 14-hour trip so much better. It’s the best family movie I’ve ever seen in my life, and I truly would like to recommend it to everyone. Even though I don’t speak Dutch and minimum German, I understood the film almost perfectly and I was truly captured by the wonderful story and the most beautiful music. I don’t know why this film isn’t more famous. It deserves all the credit and views since the young actor and director and everyone else all did a great job. Still, I love writing, and I sincerely wish that after some time, when I’m done with my work so far right now, I can novelize the film.
Director: Frans Weisz
Writers: Martijn Leijen (script advisor), Janneke van der Pal
Stars: Mels van der Hoeven, Daan Schuurmans, Jan Decleir
Release Date: 11 December 2013 (Netherlands)
Filming Locations: Abcoude, Utrecht, Netherlands