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by Ineke Houtman


Grace is the only black child of an all-white family, desperate to find out everything about her Surinam father. Grandpa can help her, but his memory gets worse every day since the death of his wife. When the family decide to put Grandpa into a retirement home, he and Grace decide to use his savings to travel to Surinam - but the family has blocked access to his bank account. But their dreams can come true if they rob the bank...

international title: Beautiful Life
original title: Mooi leven
country: Netherlands
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Ineke Houtman
film run: 90'
release date: NL 25/12/2010
cast: Michiel Romeyn, Zoe van der Kust, Loes Haverkort, Waldemar Torenstra
cinematography by: Theo Bierkens
film editing: Michiel Reichwein
art director: Vincent de Pater
costumes designer: Monica Petit
music: Vincent van Warmerdam
producer: Joost de Vries, Leontine Petit
production: Lemming Film
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