An eccentric multimillionaire signs an agreement to have his life terminated. While selecting his coffin he meets a young woman who has signed up for the same arrangement. But when the couple fall in love, getting out of the contract proves troublesome...
105' / DCP / colour
Original title: DE SURPRISE
Dir: Mike van Diem
Prod: N279 Entertainment (NL), FATT Productions (NL), Spinnaker Productions (NL)
Co-prod: Prime Time (BE), Fastnet Films (IE), Riva (DE)
Sc: Mike van Diem
D.O.P.: Rogier Stoffers
Completed: January 2015
Cast: Jeroen van Koningsburgge (HEAVEN ON EARTH, LOFT), Georgina Verbaan (FAMILY WAY, LOTUS), Jan Decleir (NOVA ZEMBLA, LOFT), Henry Goodman (NOTTING HILL, TAKING WOODSTOCK).
Galway Film Fleadh
Chicago International Film Festival - World Cinema
Mike van Diem:
Second feature film.
a.o. CHARACTER (1997, feature) Awards: a.o. Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Grand Prix Los Angeles IFF, Grand Jury Prize AFI Fest., ALASKA (1989, short) Awards: Student Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, Golden Calf Best Short Netherlands FF.