NOTHING PERSONAL arthouse hit
NOTHING PERSONAL by Urszula Antoniak big success in Dutch arthouse cinema
NOTHING PERSONAL, the feature film debut by Urszula Antoniak is doing extremely well in the Dutch arthouse cinema. With almost 60.000 admissions sold so far it is one of the best attended films in the Dutch arthouse cinema for the last years. Leaving behind films like THE LAST DAYS OF EMMA BLANK (± 47.000 tickets sold), GRIMM (37.327 tickets sold) and GUERNSEY (29.931 tickets sold).
NOTHING PERSONAL, featuring this year's Shooting Star at the Berlinale from the Netherlands, Lotte Verbeek and the internationally acknowledged actor and Neil Jordan regular, Stephen Rea (THE CRYING GAME). The film is an English-spoken Dutch-Irish co-production produced by Amsterdam-based Rinkel Film & TV, Family Affair Films and Fastnet Films in cooperation with VPRO, and was shot in Ireland, the Netherlands and Spain. Sales is handled by Bavaria Film International.
NOTHING PERSONAL was honored with six awards at the 62nd Locarno Film Festival, including the Leopard for Best First Feature, the First Prize of the Youth Jury, the FIPRESCI Prize, the CICAE Price of the International Art & Essay Cinema Confederation and a special mention of the Ecumenical Jury. Actress Lotte Verbeek was awarded the Leopard for Best Actress. At the Seville Film Festival in Spain the film was awarded with the Silver Giraldillo and with the ASECAN Award, the prize of the Andalusia Film Critics. Lotte Verbeek won the Best Actress Award at the Marrakech International Film Festival. NOTHING PERSONAL also won four Golden Calves at the Netherlands Film Festival Utrecht (Best Long Feature, Best Director, Best Camera and Best Sound Design).
The rights are sold to 14 countries and the film will be released in cinema in Spain and Germany (april 2010).
NOTHING PERSONAL tells the story of a young travelling woman and an older educated, solitary man who close a deal: food in exchange of work. But there is one condition: no personal contact, no questions. Who will be the first one to break the deal?