God Only Knows
A film about a man with severe burn-out and his two sisters. What does it mean to care?
Thomas (57) is suffering from clinical burn-out. He is stuck at home struggling with depression and extreme anxiety. His elder sister Doris (58), a compulsive carer, looks after him. His younger sister Hannah (53) has long since walked away from the situation, caught up in her own narcissistic life. Things reach a crisis point when Thomas tries to kill himself and help is needed more than ever. The sisters' relationship explodes, but blood is always thicker than water.
80' / colour
Original title: GOD ONLY KNOWS
Dir: Mijke de Jong
Prod: Topkapi Films - Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings
Sc: Mijke de Jong
D.O.P.: Ton Peters
Completed: January 2019
Cast: Marcel Musters (BLACK BOOK, ACCUSED), Monic Hendrickx (NENA, PENOZA), Elsie de Brauw (DISAPPEARANCE, TONIO).
International Film Festival Rotterdam
Mijke de Jong:
a.o. LAYLA M. (2016, feature) Awards: a.o. Frits-Gerlich Prize, STOP ACTING NOW (2016, feature), FRAILER (2014, feature), JOY (2010, feature) Awards: Golden Calves Best Feature and Best Script-Netherlands FF, KATIA'S SISTER (2008, feature) Award: Youth Jury Award Special Mention-Locarno IFF, STAGES (2007, feature) Awards: a.o. SIGNIS Special Mention-Las Palmas FF.
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