Dirk Jan Roeleven
A portrait of the EC Second in Command over two hectic years. An inside story told at the highest level.
In 2014 Frans Timmermans, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, is appointed First Vice-President of the European Commission by President Juncker, and placed in charge of better regulation and fundamental rights. But very soon Timmermans has to deal with the refugee crisis, the Turkey deal and the dreaded Brexit. Rarely does a camera get so close to the heart of Europe. The result is a personal and at times funny and very moving film, set in a period of acute political turmoil.
90' / colour
Original title: DE EUROPEAAN
Prod: De Familie Film & TV (NL) - Monique Busman, Michiel van Erp
Co-prod: VPRO (NL)
Sc: Dirk Jan Roeleven
D.O.P.: Rob Hodselmans
Completed: November 2016
Language: Dutch, English, German
Dirk Jan Roeleven:
a.o. YOUNG DANCERS REVISITED (2016, doc), SPORTS HISTORY TODAY - FOREST GUMP AT TEXEL
(2015, doc), BEN ALI LIBI, THE MAGICIAN (2015,doc), CLEAN SPIRIT - IN THE HEART OF THE TOUR (2014,doc), CLASSIC ALBUMS SHOCKING BLUE (2012, doc).
De Familie Film & TV
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