Boven is het stil

It's All so Quiet

Helmer lives with his aged, bedridden father in the Dutch countryside. His working days are marked by the visits of milk collector Johan. 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 moves in. “In her latest film, Nanouk Leopold weaves soberly observational but impressive images into a persistently quiet atmosphere that illuminates her protagonist's emotional world and his breakthrough into a new selfconfidence.” (Berlinale)

Director's Biography
NANOUK LEOPOLD, born 1968 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Studied at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam and the Academy of Visual Arts in Rotterdam. Her feature debut ÎLES FLOTTANTES (Floating Islands, 2000; CE '11) was awarded the Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2001. The Crossing Europe film festival dedicated a Tribute to Nanouk Leopold in 2011. IT´S ALL SO QUIET premiered at the Berlinale 2013. // Films (selected): WOLFSBERGEN (2007; CE '11), BROWNIAN MOVEMENT (2010; CE '11), BOVEN IS HET STIL (It's All So Quiet, 2013)
European Panorama Fiction 2013
Nanouk Leopold
Netherlands / Germany 2013
94 min minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Nanouk Leopold, based on the novel “Boven is het stil” by Gerbrand Bakker
Cinematography Frank van den Eeden
Editing Katharina Wartena
Sound/Sounddesign Andreas Hildebrandt
Music Paul M. van Brugge
With Jeroen Willems (†), Henri Garcin, Wim Opbrouck, Martijn Lakemeier
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