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by Remy van Heugten


This powerful, painful father-son drama of Remy Van Heugten takes place in the peripheral Dutch province of Limburg, that was left to its fate after the closure of the mines and would quickly impoverish. It’s the backdrop against which we follow the tormented Lei and his son Jeffrey in their criminal activities and their troubled, suffocating relationship that comes to a fatal end. A psychologically tense, rough realistic film with a solid script, clever camera work and robust performances that convincingly reflect the powerlessness of the characters

international title: Son of Mine
original title: Gluckauf
country: Netherlands
sales agent: Bind Film
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Remy van Heugten
film run: 101'
release date: NL 29/01/2015
screenplay: Gustaaf Peek, Remy van Heugten
cast: Ali Ben Horsting, Roel Beurskens Sybrand _Boumans, Tygo Bussemakers, Martijn Crins
cinematography by: Mark van Aller
film editing: Moek De Groot
art director: Minka Mooren
costumes designer: Monica Petit
music: Jorrit Kleijnen, Alexander Reumers
producer: Jeroen Beker, Piet-Harm Sterk, Joram Willink, Marije Hondelink
production: Bind Film
distributor: September Film Distribution


main awards/selection

44° International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015In competition
Brussels Film Festival 2015 
Galway Film Fleadh 2015 
Taormina International Film Festival 2015 
Warsaw Film Festival 2015 
Golden Calf Awards (Dutch Academy awards) 2015Best film, Best director, Best script, Best camera

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