Max is sick of the rude behaviour he has to deal with. Encouraged by comedian Felix, he decides to strike back.
Encouraged by comedian Felix, who calls upon paramedics to retaliate when obstructed in their work, ambulance driver Max takes action. Unfortunately, this inadvertently causes the death of a young Dutch-Moroccan. Max is convicted of manslaughter while Felix gets off scot-free, much to Max’s frustration. After his detention, Max is determined to vindicate himself and a cat-and-mouse game ensues, Felix may have the law on his side, but Max has justice, Felix the gift of the Word, but Max the gift of Action.
85’ / 35mm / colour
Original title: DOODSLAG
Prod: Pupkin Film
Dir: Pieter Kuijpers
Sc: Marcel Lenssen
D.O.P.: Mick van Rossum
Completed: December 2011
Cast: Theo Maassen (THE MAGICIANS, NOTHING TO LOSE), Maryam Hassouni (DUNYA AND DESIE, SACRIFIED), Gijs Scholten van Aschat (TIRZA, OXYGEN).
Beijing International Film Festival
Moscow International Film Festival
NOTHING TO LOSE (2008, feature) Award: Best Feature Film Philadelphia Int. FF, DENNIS P (2007, feature), THE HORROR BUS (2005, feature), OFF SCREEN (2005, feature) Award: Best Feature Film Philadelphia Int. FF, GODFORSAKEN (2003, feature) Awards: Golden Calf Best Director and Best Screenplay Netherlands FF, THE ARCHIVES (2003, feature).