SND Films
By Timo von Gunten
Website director
2016
drama
30 min.
Switzerland
French
Produced by Giacun Caduff
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2017 ACADEMY AWARDS ® NOMINATION LIVE ACTION
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A touching story between a lonely woman and a TGV train driver. Inspired by true events and with
actress Jane Birkin in the leading role.

 

 

2016 Locarno World Premiere.

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SND Films
By Bobby Boermans
2013
drama
47 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Circe
HD

After serving a three years sentence for public violence, top hooligan Ricardo returns home and is torn between loyalty towards his family or his old friends supporting soccer club Feyenoord.

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SND Films
By Léonie de Boer
2013
drama
43 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Circe
HD

Living with his alcoholic, clinging mother, Julian (14) engages in an impossible infatuation with the much older Lara. After Julian loses track of reality more and more, the last pillars of his home collapse.

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SND Films
By Wolke Kluppell
2008
drama
39 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by IJswater Films
Format: 16:9

Fantasy/family drama; ‘Sometimes something has to happen, before something happens’; when suddenly a baby falls from heaven, a family gets a second chance.

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SND Films
By Thomas Korthals Altes
2010
LGBTQ - drama
49 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Pupkin
HD

Finn (15) is an uncomplicated schoolboy until one day, coming home from school he catches his father Roelof in his moms dress. The man, Finn has looked up to his whole life, wants to become a woman. Finn, just discovering his own sexuality, is troubled by this new discovery. A struggle with feelings of shame, love and loyalty follows. Luckily Lizzy, his newfound friend, is there to help him.

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SND Films
By Joeri Holsheimer
2011
drama
49 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Lev Pictures
HD

When the Dutch peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan is nearly over, soldier Diederick dies in the arms of his 21-year-old platoon mate Johnny. Johnny comes home as coffin bearer. He is being welcomed home by his parents. But he still has one mission to complete, a birthday gift from Diederick to give the twin sister Fleur. The loss of Diederick has put the family relations on edge. Johnny is sucked into the unpredictable family struggling with their pain. Johnny sees it as his duty to help them, but he doesn’t know how. To be able to come home, he must first allow himself to experience his own grief.

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SND Films
By Rolf van Eijk
2011
drama
49 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Lev Pictures
HD

Isabel, a teenage girl, is placed in juvenile detention. After a fit of rage, she ends up in solitary confinement. She promises to change, but, before she can move forward in life, she has to confront her past.

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SND Films
By Nova van Dijk
2013
comedy
50 min.
NL
Dutch/French
Produced by Column Film
HD

Absurdist TV drama about Kirk, who at the age of 35 still lives with his dominant mother Ineke. Their indolent life is brutally interrupted by the arrival of their new, high-spirited neighbour Marcus. He slowly shakes Kirk awake and drives mother and son apart. Ineke does not trust the intruder and wants to win her son back. In the typical humoristic style of the Van Dijk sisters, an inconceivable part of Holland comes alive.

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SND Films
By Marinus Groothof
2013
drama
50 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Viking Film
HD

Edo (42) has been on a solo sailing trip lasting two months. His daughter Maria (8) spends the last 48 hours of the trip, the crossing from Denmark to Harlingen, on board. But then the weather breaks. When Edo battles against the rough sea to save his daughter’s life it turns out that he is actually involved in an altogether different fight.

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SND Films
By Daniel Bruce
2013
drama
50 min.
NL
English
Produced by CTM Pictures
HD

INTO THIN AIR tells the untold story of the victims of the Bijlmer plane crash on 4th October 1992. Although official figures state that there were 43 fatalities, survivors and rescue-workers maintain that there were many more victims unaccounted for due to their illegal status. INTO THIN AIR gives an insight into the lives of these illegal inhabitants (particularly those within the Ghanian community) who were living in the Klein Kruitberg flat at the time of the crash.

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SND Films
By Maurice Trouwborst
2012
drama
49 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Corrino Media Group
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In this initially innocent-looking road movie, mediator Bram is persuaded to take his surly old father to the German village of Urfeld to visit a friend. After arriving, Bram discovers the real purpose of the trip. His father is hunting for a war criminal and wants to make short work of it. At first, his old man

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SND Films
By Arne Toonen
2008
drama
39 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by IDTV Film
Video
Format: 16:9

Twelve year old naive Jesse is torn between his close friendship with African refugee Harvey and his ambition to belong to the Lonsdale group led by his elder brother Maikel. Maikel challenges him to prove that he is worthy to be a member of the group by betraying his best pal. This is the beginning of a tragedy that will mark the end of Jesse’s innocence.

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SND Films
By Urszula Antoniak
2004
rom/comedy
39 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Rinkel Film
Format: 16:9

A romantic comedy about two young lovers who were made for each other. Lost and separated from each other in a labyrinth of high-rise flats, they become entangled in comical adventures and meet colourful locals who ultimately help them find each other again. With a nod to the classical Odyssey of Homer, this heart-warming, big-city comedy of errors provides an unusual and enchanting view of a low-income estate district on the outskirts of Amsterdam.

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SND Films
By Marcel Visbeen
2004
romantic comedy
39 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Rinkel Film
Video
Format: 16:9

A romantic comedy in which Tessel, Robert’s bride-to-be, is utterly confused after an encounter with a certain Mark in the very night before she is to say ‘’I do ‘’. She thinks that she cheated on Robert, and strangely enough, if that were the case, she wouldn’t regret it either. It only serves to reinforce her doubts about her plans to marry Robert. When the truth comes out in the end, Tessel chooses for Robert after all, and Mark gets the short end.

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SND Films
By Janice Pierre
2010
drama
49 min.
NL
Dutch/Turkish
Produced by Lemming Film
HD

Esin and Serkan are trying to live their own lives, but they don’t dare to go against the strong traditions and rules that apply in the Turkish society, until this almost becomes fatal to their love.

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SND Films
By Hiba Vink
2011
drama
49 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by IJswater Films
HD

For their annual trip, Lena – originally from Sweden – invites her close group of  friends to a Frisian island to celebrate the Swedish Midsummer Night tradition. For the first time Meike, an outsider is invited.

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SND Films
By Aniëlle Webster
2012
drama
49 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Key Film
HD

Four friends attend an open-air party. Standing in the box-office queue, they lose sight of each other. Panic breaks out among the packed crowd and a tragedy takes place. Everything is magnified: their mutual relationships, the way they react and how they come out of it. One of the friends dies; the others are considered a hero, victim or bastard. But perhaps reality is more shaded than this?

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SND Films
By Jorn Threlfall
2011
drama
38 min.
UK/USA
Spanish/English
Produced by LenaRay Films
HD

Raul (Tenoch Huerta from Sundance award winner ‘Sin Nombre’) leaves his family in rural Mexico to find work in the ‘Estados Unidos’. Joining a group of mojados led by a tough coyote, he crosses the border into brutal desert. Some cannot endure the arduous trudge, and give up along the way. Raul remains determined to finish his journey. When the group is caught by ‘La Migra’, Raul, through a stroke of luck, finds himself the only one left. It seems he might be destined to make it. But then he comes across a gringo boy in the middle of this vast nowhere and all Raul has endured to do good by his family may now be for nothing. Based on an actual event.

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SND Films
By Tami Ravid
2012
LGBTQ - drama
46 min.
NL
Filipino/Dutch
Produced by Family Affair Films
HD

BOY (‘the helper’) tells the story of an invisible member of our society, an illegal Filipino cleaner. He has no name. Moving continuously from one location to the other, he is living between being seen and being invisible, between his life with his boyfriend, an erotic dancer, and his role as financial provider of his family back home. All this changes when his boyfriend auditions for a dance-company and one of his employers commits suicide. A charming photographer shows interest in him. He wants him as a model for a photo series.

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SND Films
By Saskia Diesing
2004
rom/comedy
39 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Rinkel Film
Video
Format: 16:9

A modern fairytale about ordinary feelings and extraordinary events.
Aafke and Thalia are both 30 years old when they meet each other in a shoe shop. They both return there after having accidentally left the shop with each other’s new shoes. They spontaneously decide to trade lives with each other for 24 hours.
Both are frustrated with their own lives, and looking for the greener grass on the other side of the fence – only to arrive at the conclusion that the grass is always greener until you see it from close by…

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SND Films
By Carter Smith
2006
LGBTQ - thriller
35 min.
USA
English
35mm
Format: 16:9

BUGCRUSH is the story of Ben, a small-town high school loner, whose fascination with Grant, a dangerously seductive new kid, leads him into something much more sinister than he could ever have imagined

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SND Films
By Bram Schouw
2011
drama
49 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Circe films
HD

At a posh high school in Amsterdam, gothic girl Nina Satana falls in love with Momo, the new Moroccan boy in her class. A modern fairy tale about two loners from completely different worlds, who have to drop their disguise in order to win each other’s love. Scenario: Urszula Antoniak (Nothing Personal)

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SND Films
By Ivan Barbosa
2012
drama
49 min.
NL/Cape Verde
Dutch
Produced by Circe films
HD

In calm, taut, almost documentary-looking images, Cabo depicts the ambivalent world of the young, Rotterdam-based Cape Verdean Artur. An ambitious medical student with a nice Dutch girlfriend. That’s who he wants to be. But then, in the library one day, an uncannily smiling African sits down at his table and demands a solution for a tricky problem. Artur is forced to face a part of his life he had rather forgotten.

Produced by Circefilms

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SND Films
By Jaap van Heusden
2008
drama
39 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by IJswater Films
Format: 16:9

Psychological drama; mentally-challenged Jos is still living with his mother. On his 34 year’s birthday, his life will dramatically change.

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SND Films
By Thomas Kaan
2011
drama
49 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Circe films
HD

Ben lives an isolated life with his mother in a manor in the woods. When Ben becomes friends with the charismatic Tom, they experience a summer full of music, alcohol and drugs. Tom’s influence puts the relation between Ben and his mother under great pressure and brings the summer to an abrupt end.

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SND Films
By Rob Lücker
2013
dark comedy
50 min.
NL
Dutch/German
Produced by Viking Film
HD

Unlike in England, for example, hardly any comedies about WW II are released in the Netherlands. The black comedy Resistance is an exception. Against the backdrop of the war, the tension systematically mounts between a timid chinaware collector and a brazen chain-smoking woman who goes into hiding at his place.

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SND Films
By Jorien van Nes
2008
drama
39 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by IDTV Film
Video
Format: 16:9

Young marine Maarten is about to sail off on a long sea voyage, as his elder brother Emiel is released from prison after a six month sentence. In the meantime Maarten has become a man and Emiel isn’t longer his kid brother’s hero. They have a day to get used to each other, a day in which a series of painful incidents lead to the disclosure of their most well kept secrets and a new solidarity.

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SND Films
By Remy van Heugten
2006
LGBTQ - drama
35 min.
Dutch/Farsi/English
Produced by Lemming Film
Video
Format: 16:9

In this tragicomedy two Iranian refugees decide to impersonate as a gay couple in order to obtain asylum. But for the adventurous, but lonely Shahram and the serious journalist Abbas it is hard to live with their façade to the very end.

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