Noble Intention, A
1888: a luthier, Vedder, has to step aside when his home, opposite the recently completed Central Station in Amsterdam, must yield for the planned Victoria Hotel. His cousin Anijs, pharmacist in the Northern provinces of the Netherlands, has gotten into a fix after illegal medical practices, and is looking for a way out. For himself and his wife Martha, but also for a colony of poor peat cutters whom he promises a future in the United States.
Committed - or is it pride? - the two of them think up a scheme from which they all will fully benefit. With tragic consequences.
110' / DCP / colour
Genre: modern historical drama
Original title: PUBLIEKE WERKEN
Dir: Joram Lürsen
Prod: Topkapi Films (NL)
Co-prod: Menuet (BE), I'm Film (HU), Mythberg Films (HU), VPRO (NL)
Sc: Frank Ketelaar
D.O.P.: Mark van Aller
Completed: September 2015
Cast: Gijs Scholten van Aschat (THE POOL, MANSLAUGHTER), Jacob Derwig (THE FAMILY WAY, THE DINNER), Rifka Lodeizen (BOYS, LIFE ACCORDING TO NINO).
a.o. RECKLESS (2014, feature), THE FAMILY WAY (2012, feature), ALFIE, THE LITTLE WEREWOLF (2011, feature) Awards: a.o. Best Children's Film Tallinn Black Nights, THE MAGICIANS (2010, feature) Awards: a.o. Audience Award Copenhagen Int. Children's FF Buster, Special Jury Prize Montréal Int. Children's FF, Audience Award Kristiansand Int. Children's FF, LOVE IS ALL (2007, feature), IN ORANGE (2004, feature) Awards: a.o Jury Special Mention and Audience Award Hamburg FF, Audience Award Kristiansand Int. Children's FF.