Archive of films Inside / Vast

2011, 50 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2012

An intense and intimate drama of an inwardly fragile, outwardly tough teenage girl who has been sent to a correctional facility. There her psychological state is laid bare as she tries to overcome shadows from the past. Sigrid ten Napel’s intense portrayal dominates a film boasting responsive, detail-driven camerawork.


An intense, deeply intimate drama about Isabel, an internally fragile, externally tough teenager who has been sent to a juvenile correctional facility. Although hardly pampered by life previously, her psychological state is now investigated in absolute detail. Isabel’s past, however, remains untold. The only thing that matters is what’s happening here and now, and today Isabel has decided to overcome her outbreaks of aggression. She has opted for change but does she have the physical and psychological strength to succeed? The camera brazenly fixates on Isabel’s body. But also on her face as it reveals her anxiety, her attempts to use convulsive laughter as a means of escape, and her desire to come to terms with the past. In the end it is kickboxing that saves Isabel from her explosive and often uncontrollable stress. Sigrid ten Napel’s intense portrayal dominates the film along with detail-obsessed camerawork, and focused direction from Rolf van Eijk.

About the director

Rolf van Eijk

Rolf van Eijk (b. 1983) graduated in screenwriting and direction from Utrecht School of the Arts. In his second year, his film project, Guido (2005), was selected for the Netherlands Film Festival. In 2007 he finished up his studies with Heaven Over Holland, inspired by the true story of Mohammed B, the young man who assassinated Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh in 2004. Van Eijk’s graduation film took the HKU Award for Most Innovative Graduation Project. Inside collected Best Drama for the director from the Netherlands Film Festival.


LEV Pictures
Keizersgracht 676, 1017, Amsterdam
Tel: +31 205 818 515
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, HD CAM
International premiere

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Director: Rolf van Eijk
Screenplay: Bastiaan Tichler
Dir. of Photography: Martijn van Broekhuizen
Music: David Dramm
Editor: Wietse de Zwart
Producer: Sander Verdonk, Gertjan Langeland
Production: LEV Pictures
Cast: Sigrid ten Napel, Coosje Smit, Tygo Gernandt
Contact: LEV Pictures


Oliver Pattinama

Film Crew

Frank Coenen

Production Company


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