Archive of films Nadine / Nadine
Netherlands / Belgium
2007, 105 min
Section: Focus on the Netherlands
42-year-old Nadine is an ambitious, independent and successful modern woman. But she lives alone and has no children. Her biological clock has been ticking away for several years, ultimately provoking her to take an impulsive step: after meeting her former boyfriend in the supermarket, she kidnaps his seven-month-old child.
42-year-old Nadine is an ambitious, independent and successful modern woman who used to change her lovers frequently. But now she lives alone and is childless. Her biological clock has been ticking away for several years, ultimately provoking her to take an impulsive step: after meeting a former boyfriend in the supermarket, she kidnaps his seven-month-old child and drives away from the scene of the crime. As she makes for southern Europe, she reflects on the important moments of her life over the last twelve years. Intoxicated with happiness yet suffering pangs of conscience, the woman soon faces the most difficult decision of her life… This, the second feature film by Erik de Bruyn considers the generation of self-sufficient women who put their careers before their families. In order to ensure a more universal perspective on his psychological drama, the director cast three actresses in the title role who play the heroine in various stages of her life.
About the director
Erik de Bruyn (b. 1962, Terneuzen) studied sociology at Utrecht University and film arts at the University of Amsterdam. The director and screenwriter started out as an actor, starring in Paul Ruven’s drama How to Survive a Broken Heart (1990), for which he received a Silver Dolphin Best Actor award at the Festróia – Tróia International Film Festival in Portugal. He also appeared in the Oscar-winning tragicomedy by Marleen Gorris Antonia’s Line (1995) and in a number of TV series, among others. On the other side of the lens he first assisted various directors (Otakar Votoček, Paul Ruven, Eric de Kuyper) and made several short films and clips. His feature-film debut Wild Mussels (Wilde mossels, 2000), for which he also wrote the songs featuring in the film, won the Critics Award and Youth Award at the Netherlands Film Festival. The film also won the Critics Award at the Moscow IFF.
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Focus on the Netherlands|
|Director:||Erik de Bruyn|
|Screenplay:||Erik de Bruyn|
|Dir. of Photography:||Bert Haitsma|
|Music:||David van der Heijden|
|Cast:||Monic Hendrickx, Sanneke Bos, Halina Reijn, Mano Tzoulakis|
|Contact:||CinemArt, a.s., Media Luna New Films UG|
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