Julia promised her deceased brother Jimmy that she'd live a glorious life of adventure and excitement. Twenty years on, she has failed: a boring job, a terraced house, 2 kids and a decent husband who tries to bring order to the house with schedules and charts. But it is not too late to make up for lost time. On the 20th anniversary of Jimmy's death, after a big row with her husband, Julia decides to make radical changes to her life...
110' / DCP / colour
Original title: DE ONTSNAPPING
Dir: Ineke Houtman
Prod: Mountain Road Entertainment Group (NL), Incredible Film (NL)
Co-prod: Marmelade Films (BE)
Sc: Mirjam Oomkes, Olga Ponjee
D.O.P.: Jeroen de Bruin
Completed: April 2015
Cast: Isa Hoes (QUEEN OF AMSTERDAM, WENTWORTH), Edwin Jonker, Rik Mayall (BOTTOM, THE YOUNG ONES), Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen (KENAU, BLOOD BROTHERS).
a.o. THOSE WERE THE DAYS (2014, feature), MY GRANDPA THE BANKROBBER (2010, feature) Awards: a.o. UNICEF Prize Vienna IFF for Young People, THE INDIAN (2009, feature) Awards: a.o. Best Film BUFF FF, 2nd place Adult Jury Prize Chicago Int. Children's FF, SILENT NIGHT (2004, feature), POLLEKE (2003, feature) Awards: a.o. Best Feature and Best Screenplay Rimouski FF, Jury Award Ale Kino! Int. Young Audience FF.