The Deflowering of Eva van End

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    The Deflowering of Eva van End

    Directed by

    Netherlands

    2012

    98 min

    • English
    • German
    • Dutch

    Drama

    Etty, her husband Evert and their children Erwin, Manuel and Eva are a perfectly normal family, who over the years have developed a slightly dysfunctional way of relating to one another. Then, all of a sudden, the incarnation of perfection enters their lives, embodied by the German exchange student Veit. With his arrival, doubt, insecurity, fear and desire invade the Van End family. During the two weeks of Veit’s stay, all five family members start to reinvent themselves, as they feel increasingly alienated from themselves and from each other. But in the end, it’s not perfection they are looking for...

    Credits

    Cast
    Vivian Dierickx
    Abe Dijkman
    Tomer Pawlicki
    Jacqueline Blom
    Ton Kas
    Rafael Gareisen
    Screenplay
    Anne Barnhoorn
    Cinematography
    Jasper Wolf
    Editing
    Sander Vos
    Music
    Djurre de Haan
    Production
    PUPKIN FILM
    Sales
    M-APPEAL

    Press

    ... a sort of Dutch bestiary

    Pamela Biénzobas, Festivalists.com

    The deadpan tone and ironically sunny aesthetic recalls the bracingly sour tragicomedies of Todd Solondz, but there is more redeeming lightness in this highly engaging Eurodrama, which has enough bittersweet charm and universal relevance to appeal to discerning audiences beyond the festival circuit.

    Stephen Dalton , The Hollywood Reporter

    Michiel ten Horn

    Michiel ten Horn

    Netherlands

    Michiel ten Horn was born in Amsterdam. He wrote and directed the short films BASTA (07), ALEX IN AMSTERDAM (09) and ARIE (09). THE DEFLOWERING OF EVA VAN END (12) is his first feature film.