Gift from the Heart
Brothers Tom and Niek run the family costume shop. Former soapstar Tom takes nothing seriously. Niek, on the other hand, is a workaholic, and has recently separated from his wife. As the brothers prepare for the busy holiday season, attractive Julia walks through the door with an offer they can't refuse - to participate in a ground-breaking ad campaign. The brothers find themselves in a whirlwind of family issues, national cultural matters and romance, after which neither will ever be the same.
87' / DCP / colour
Genre: romantic comedy
Original title: PAK VAN MIJN HART
Dir: Kees van Nieuwkerk
Prod: Eyeworks Film & TV Drama (NL)
Co-prod: Living Stone (BE), RTL Entertainment (NL), Inspire Pictures (NL)
Sc: Jacqueline Epskamp
D.O.P.: Daan Nieuwenhuijs
Completed: October 2014
Cast: Chantal Jansen (SOOF, LOVE IS ALL), Fedja van Huêt (ACCUSED, THE ZIGZAG KID), Halina Reijn (BOY 7, ISABELLE). Benja Bruijning (HEART STREET, THE FAMILY WAY).
Kees van Nieuwkerk:
Second feature film.
TALL TALES (2010, feature).