Those Were the Days
Summer 1974. Rotterdam. After The Netherlands lose the World Cup final, Jaap Kooiman throws his television out of the window and crushes his mother in law’s dog. At which point all hell is let loose. Jaap is arrested and things get so far out of control that he is admitted for observation to a psychiatric clinic by court order. Will wife Nel and best friend Simon manage to save Jaap from this perilous situation?
90’ / DCP / colour
Original title: TOEN WAS GELUK HEEL GEWOON
Dir: Ineke Houtman
Prod: Infinity Film & TV Productions (NL)
Co-prod: Mollywood (NL)
Sc: Lars Boom
D.O.P.: Sander Snoep
Completed: March 2014
Cast: Gerard Cox, Joke Bruijs, Sjoerd Pleijsier, Huib Rooymans.
a.o. MY GRANDPA THE BANKROBBER (2010, feature) Awards: a.o. UNICEF Prize Vienna IFF for Young People, THE INDIAN (2009, feature) Awards: a.o. Best Film BUFF FF, 2nd place Adult Jury Prize Chicago Int. Children’s FF, SILENT NIGHT (2004, feature), POLLEKE (2003, feature) Awards a.o. Best Feature and Best Screenplay Rimouski FF, Jury award Ale Kino! Int. Young Audience FF, DAISY (1998, feature) Awards: a.o. Honourable Mention Berlin IFF, Special Jury Award and Children’s Jury Award Montréal IFF for Children.
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