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170 Hz by Joost van Ginkel
170 Hz- Two lovers, both deaf, escape a world hostile to their love. But does one of them have another reason to flee

170 Hz

Two lovers, both deaf, escape a world hostile to their love. But does one of them have another reason to flee?

The unconditional love between Nick (19) and Evy (16) has neither voice nor sound, as both are deaf mutes. When they sense that their parents oppose their relationship, they decide to flee and hide in the wreck of a submarine, where Evy tries to become pregnant. They are convinced that once they have a child together, nothing and nobody will be able to keep them apart. But in their cage of happiness Evy discovers that Nick has another reason to disappear.

90’  / video / colour

Genre: drama
Original title: 170 Hz
Dir: Joost van Ginkel
Prod: Column Film
Sc: Joost van Ginkel    
Language: Dutch Sign Language
Cast: Gaite Jansen, Michael Muller.  
Completed: March 2011

Festivals a.o:
Ale Kino! - Poznañ International Young Audience Film Festival
Giffoni International Film Festival
Moscow International Film Festival
Shanghai International Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival
Bradford International Film Festival

Joost van Ginkel:
First feature film.
KISS (2009, short) Awards: Best Dutch Short Go Short Int. Short FF,  SAND (2008, short) Awards: a.o. Best Foreign Film Short FF Miami, Grand Prix – Courts Dévant FF Paris, Best Short Movie Int. Independent FF Brussels.

Column Film
Ph: + 31 20 572 2700
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info@columnfilm.com
www.columnfilm.com

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