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by Martin Koolhoven


Martje is the succesful manager of a laundry, but has a poor social life. Since the amputation of one breast, she loses confidence in herself. She has falls in love with Leo, a new employee. After a humiliating incident with him, Martje imprisons the man she loves. Torn by her extreme emotions, she slowly drifts away from reality.

international title: The South
original title: Het Zuiden
country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Martin Koolhoven
film run: 90'
release date: NL 22/04/2004
screenplay: Mieke de Jong
cast: Monic Hendrix, Frank Lammers, Ina Geerts, Arnold Willems, Oksana Akinshina
cinematography by: Menno Westendorp
film editing: Job ter Burg
art director: Floris Vos
producer: Els Vandevorst, Lars von Trier
production: Isabella Films, CosmoKino, Zentropa Entertainments
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