After a chance encounter, a lonely widower teams up with a complete stranger to search for enlightenment and a new lease on life.
Fred lives on his own in a small bible-belt village. For most of the day he stares out of his window out on to the street, where nothing ever happens. Then one day he spots a stranger. Fred offers him a roof and board. Inside the house, the stranger looks at a picture on the wall of Fred and his deceased wife, in front of the Matterhorn mountain. They embark on an adventurous journey towards the meaning of life.
87’ / DCP / colour
Original title: MATTERHORN
Dir: Diederik Ebbinge
Prod: Column Film
Co-prod: Grobbendonk Films, VPRO
Sc: Diederik Ebbinge
D.O.P.: Dennis Wielaert
Completed: January 2013
Cast: René van ‘t Hof (THE FAMILY WAY, PLAN C), Ton Kas (THE HEINEKEN KIDNAPPING, THE PRESIDENT), Porgy Franssen (THE HEINEKEN KIDNAPPING, FUCHSIA THE MINI-WITCH), Ariane Schluter (THE MARATHON, 170 HZ).
Festivals and awards a.o:
International Film Festival Rotterdam - Audience Award
Moscow International Film Festival - Audience Award, Award of the Russian Guild of Film Critics and Best Film Award of the Russian Filmclub Association
Taiwan International Film Festival
Valladolid International Film Festival - Best New Director
Madrid Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - LesGaiCineMad - Best Script & Best Actor René van ‘t Hof & Ton Kas
St. Petersburg Side by Side Film festival - Audience Award
Skip City International D-Cinema Festival - Grand Prize
First feature film
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