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by Mike van Diem


A man, who is so depressed by his bland existence, decides to hire a firm that specialises in assisted and seemingly accidental suicides. After signing an irreversible contract, he meets a beautiful woman — giving him something to live for and forcing them both to use their wits to outsmart the contracted firm.

international title: The Surprise
original title: De Surprise
country: Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Ireland
sales agent: Content International
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Mike van Diem
film run: 102'
release date: NL 21/05/2015, PT 20/08/2015, HU 15/10/2015
screenplay: Mike van Diem
cast: Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, Georgina Verbaan, Jan Decleir, Henry Goodman
cinematography by: Rogier Stoffers
film editing: Jessica de Koning
art director: Hubert Pouille
music: Brian Byrne
producer: Els Vandevorst, Hans de Weers, Michael Eckelt, Antonino Lombardo, Morgan Bushe
production: Riva Filmproduktion, Prime Time, Fastnet Films, N279 Entertainment, Isabella Films, Fatt Productions
backing: Eurimages, Nordmedia, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
distributor: A-Film Distribution, Cinemundo [PT]
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