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The Resurrection of a Bastard

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The Resurrection of a Bastard (De wederopstanding van een klootzak)

Directed by Guido van Driel

  • Netherlands 2013; 90 min
  • Original version: Dutch
  • Genre: Crime, Comedy drama
    • New Wave Best Actor - Fantastic Fest

  • From the director of BLOODY MARIE presented at CineMart
    From the director of WHEN WE LOST TO THE GERMANS presented at CineMart


An old Frisian farmer bent on revenge. A criminal from Amsterdam barely surviving a liquidation. An illegal immigrant with uncertain prospects. Eventually, they meet under an ancient oak tree. Beyond the last town.

Director's Statement

The magic realism is new in Dutch cinema. At the same time, the film also contains typically Dutch elements. That singularity is a plus for international viewers; we all watch art house cinema for a glimpse of another part of the world. If the plot is worth it, of course. It was this uniqueness that led to De Noorderlingen's success abroad. Idiosyncrasy is better than trying to work in an international style or copying Hollywood. You can't win that way. Has the graphic novel the film is based on also been translated? Yes, into one other language: Frisian.



    Laurette Schillings