The story of The Storm is set during the gravest natural disaster in modern Dutch history when the south western dykes succumbed to wind and water in 1953, resulting in the flooding of large parts of the provinces of Zeeland, Zuid-Holland and Noord Brabant, destroying entire villages and killing thousands. The Storm is the first ever feature film to deal with this national trauma.
In the film young mother Julia barely survives the flooding of her family’s farm but gets swept away from her baby by the currents. When she is saved by an army lieutenant, her rescuer and she return to the disaster area, counter to the massive evacuation, determined to find her child (drama, 100', 35mm).
Directed by Ben Sombogaart (Academy Award nominee for Twin Sisters)
Key cast: Sylvia Hoeks, Barry Atsma, Dirk Roofthooft, Monic Hendrickx, Katja Herbers and Lottie Hellingman
Producer: NL Film & TV, ph. +31 20574 7626
Benelux distribution: Universal Pictures International
2010 Emden International Film Festival (Germany) - 2nd price - Bernhard Wicki Award