Clean Hands hits Dutch screens today
by Vitor Pinto
- Tjebbo Penning’s new film is a drama reflecting on the consequences of crime in an apparently normal family
Tjebbo Penning’s new feature, Clean Hands [+see also:
film profile], is getting theatrical distribution in Dutch theatres from today. The title is Penning’s first project since his 2009 feature Great Kill Roads and his 2010 documentary short The Bricklayer’s Son.
Written by Carl Joos (whose CV includes the script for Jan Verheyen’s Dossier K [+see also:
film profile]), Clean Hands is a drama reflecting on the consequences of crime in an apparently normal family.
Eddie (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge) and Sylvia Kronenburger (Thekla Reuten) live in the south of Amsterdam with their two children, Daphne (Bente Fokkens) and Yuri (Nino den Brave). Everything they own is financed by Eddie’s drug schemes. Sylvia has so far turned a blind eye to her husband’s activities, but as the police begin to close in, she will try to escape and protect her children.