It's all so quiet
Boven is het stil

A film by Nanouk Leopold

2013 Netherlands, Germany - Drama


Helmer, a single farmer in his fifties, lives with his aged, bedridden father in the Dutch countryside. His working days are marked by the visits of milk collector Johan, a man of his own age for whom Helmer holds a secret fascination. One day Helmer decides to renovate the house, buying himself a new double bed and moving his father upstairs. His life gains even more momentum, when adolescent farmhand Henk comes to help him out

  • cast

    • Jeroen Willems
    • Henri Garcin
    • Wim Opbrouck
    • Martjin Lakemeier
  • crew

    • Producer
    • Circe Films
    • N279 Entertainment
    • Co-producer
    • Coin Film
    • DOP
    • Franck Van den Eeden
    • Editor
    • Katharina Wartena
    • Composer
    • Paul M. van Brugge
    • Sound
    • Andreas Hildebrandt

awards & nominations +

  • Panorama Opening Berlinale 2013
  • Best Film at Torino LGBT
  • 5 nominations at the Dutch FF
  • Best Director in Basel festival
  • Grand Jury award at Outfest LA
  • Silver Q Hugo Film Award at the Chicago Film Festival

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screenings in festivals & markets +