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The Player by John Appel
Player, The

Player, The

A film about gambling, winning and losing, based on the director’s memories of his father (85’, 35mm).

Directed by John Appel
Producer: Cobos Films, ph. +31 20 320 3368


IDFA November 2009 – Dioraphte IDFA Award Best Dutch Documentary 2009 and Nomination VPRO IDFA Award Best Feature Length Documentary 2009
Nomination Magnolia Award of the 16th Shanghai TV Festival 2010



International Documentary Film Festival IDFA 09 / IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary - World Premiere
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2010 - International Spectrum Competition
Zagreb Dox/Factum 2010, Croatia
Paris Festival du Cinema Neerlandais 2010, France
Sao Paulo It is all True 2010, Brasil
Durham Full Frame International Film Festival 2010
Beldocs International Feature Documentary Film Festival 2010
London International Documentary Festival LIDF 2010
Toronto Hot Docs 2010, Canada
Tel Aviv Docaviv 2010, Israel
Warsaw Planet Doc Review 2010, Poland
Shanghai China Conference through 2010
Quito Festival EDOC 2010-Cinememoria
Skopje MAKE DOKUMENTARIES 2010, Macedonia
Shanghai International Documentary Panorama MIDA 2010
Shanghai TV Festival 2010
Donegal (Guthgafa) 2010, Ireland
Moscow International Film Festival 2010, Russia
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2010 - COMPETION
Nicosia Lemesos Int Documentary Festival 2010, Cypres
Lisbon DocLisboa 2010 - APODOC, Portugal


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Press Releases
07-08-2014  John Appel retrospective in Mexico
02-07-2010  Cineuropa - Strong Dutch non-fiction lineup in Karlovy Vary
22-06-2010  Karlovy Vary line-up
23-03-2010  Dutch Docs at Hot Docs 2010
19-11-2009  IDFA - Going Dutch
28-11-2009  The Player wins Best Dutch Doc Award at IDFA
25-11-2009  Nominations IDFA 2009 announced

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