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Dusk by Hanro Smitsman
Dusk - a haunting search to discover why 15-year old Jessie was murdered by her closest friends


The haunting search to discover why fifteen-year old Jessie was murdered by her closest friends.

After a group of teenagers discover one of their friends lying dead on a river bank on one of the hottest days of summer, a story of jealousy, insecurity and peer pressure gradually unfolds. Group leader Caesar is able to magnify  - out of all proportion - the small grievances that each of Jessie’s friends bear towards her and transforms them into a general and pervasive hatred that leads ultimately to her horrible, senseless killing (100’, 35mm).

Directed by Hanro Smitsman
Screenplay: Anjet Daanje
Genre: drama
Original title: SCHEMER
Key cast: Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen, Robert de Hoog, Melody Klaver, Gaite Jansen.
Prod: Corrino Entertainment
Release: September 2010

Festivals & awards a.o:
San Sebastian International Film Festival
Flanders Film Festival
Vittorio Veneto Film Festival - Special Jury Prize
Hanro Smitsman:
De Punt (2009, tv film), Skin (2008, telefilm) Awards: Reflet d'Or for Best Film Geneva Int. FF, Contact (2007, short) Awards: a.o. Golden Bear Berlin Int. FF, Engel en Broer (2004, short), DAJO (2003, short), Ahmed was Here (2000, short) Awards: Student Academy Award® Nomination.

Corrino Entertainment
Ph: +31 20 423 3002

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10-08-2010  Dusk selected for San Sebastian