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Impressive Dutch line-up at Hot Docs 2014

March 20, 2014

No less than six documentaries from the Netherlands have been selected for the upcoming edition of the Hot Docs Festival, which takes place April 24 to May 4.

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

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Ne Me Quitte Pas
Directed by Sabine Lubbe Bakker & Niels van Koevorden
Produced by Pieter van Huystee Film, www.pvhfilm.nl
In co-production with Storyhouse Film (BE) and Studio Godot (NL)
A Direct Cinema portrait of the Flemish Bob and the Walloon Marcel, two Belgian friends who share loneliness, humor, alcoholism and suicide plans with great élan.

INTERNATIONAL SPECTRUM

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See No Evil

Directed by Jos de Putter
Produced by Dieptescherpte (festival distribution: wink@deepfocus.nl)
Sales: Films Transit, www.filmstransit.com
A portrait of the daily lives of three famous senior chimpanzees, inhabitants of retirement homes: Cheeta, the most famous ape on the planet and last survivor of the Tarzan pictures, Kanzi, the smartest ape on the planet, and Knuckles, hero of the space age. 

NEXT

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The Nose - Searching for Blamage
Directed by Paul Rigter
Produced by IDTV Docs & AVRO
Sales: NPO Sales, www.nposales.com
Alessandro Gualtieri is an Italian perfumer calling himself  ‘The Nose’. He wants to design a new perfume called Blamage by making the perfect mistake.

SHORTS
 
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Wild Boar
Directed by Willem Baptist
Produced by Zuidenwind
Sales: NPO Sales, www.nposales.com
An arresting documentary about the curious relationship between man and the wild boar. Will we continue to eat them or will they eventually devour us?
 
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Through the Fire
Directed by Miguel Narings
Produced by AVRO & TROS, www.avro.nl
While his classmates spend their weekends going to movies and hanging out at the mall, 12-year-old Armando risks his life performing death-defying stunts...

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Louis the Ferris Wheel Kid
Directed by Tara Fallaux
Produced by 100% Halal Productions, www.100procenthalal.nl
Louis' life as a travelling child living in a funfair comes to an end when he has to attend high school.

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival: www.hotdocs.ca

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