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Heroin by Rene Houwen


Groningen, the Netherlands. Jos wakes up in a homeless shelter, his regular place to spend the night. It's
almost ten o'clock in the morning. Street life commences, regardless of the weather. Whether he's sick or not,
whether he wants to or not: Jos has to leave. Like all other days. The shelter will reopen in twelve hours.
Twelve hours that aren't easily spent outside in the cold. But today is different. Jos has a plan. He is going to
make up for what he did. He'll have to convince his girlfriend. And his friends. Jos is going to change,
starting today. No more drinking. No more smoking. No more coke, heroin or other drugs. Never. Jos really
wants to change. He's quitting his bad habits today. Really. Today is the day. Or, well, maybe tomorrow.

'87 / DCP / colour
Genre: drama
Dir: Rene Houwen
Prod: Schaftkip Films
Sc: Rene Houwen
D.O.P.: Thijs Gloger
Completed: juni 2013
Language: Dutch, German
Cast: Mads Wittermans

Moscow International Film Festival

Rene Houwen:
First feature film.

Schaftkip Films
Ph: +31 6 2240 2466


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