Younger Days receives 8 nominations at Milan International Film Festival

Feature film YOUNGER DAYS, directed by Paula van der Oest (Tonio, Lucia de B.) has been nominated in no less than 8 categories at the Milan International Film Festival (MIFF). The film is in the running for the Da Vinci Award for ‘Best Film’,…
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All You Need Is Love cast complete

Director Will Koopman has put together an absolutely stellar cast for the comedy romance All You Need Is Love. Most of the principal shooting was has been completed during the past few days in the All You Need is Love Christmas studio with Peter Paul…
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The Resistance Banker reaches 300.000 tickets sold

The Resistance Banker reaches over more than 300.000 tickets sold within five weeks from release. The NL Film production still holds its position in the top 5 Most Watched Films in Dutch cinema, among international blockbusters as Tomb Raider, Ready…
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Best Friends (SpangaS) sold to Norway

Leading Dutch indie sales outlet Dutch Features Global Entertainment has sold the series to public broadcaster NRK. The news was announced today by NL Film and broadcaster KRO-NCRV. NRK will offer the daily show on their youth channel NRK Super starting…
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Fedja van Huêt to play Dr Love in All You Need Is Love film

Today, the first names were announced for the cast of All You Need Is Love. Fedja van Huêt will take over the studio of Robert ten Brink, alias Dr. Love, in the film All You Need Is Love, playing the role of the presenter in the big Christmas film…
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Golden Film for The Resistance Banker

More than 100,000 visitors have now seen the film The Resistance Banker in the cinema since its release on 8 March 2018, meaning the film has achieved Golden Film status. On Saturday evening, the award was presented to the Van Hall family, director Joram…
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Will Koopman directs romantic comedy All You Need Is Love

Producer NL Film and distributor Dutch FilmWorks have brought in Will Koopman as the new director of the big Christmas film for 2018 All You Need Is Love. Koopman – who directed biggest ever Dutch box office hits Gooische Vrouwen I and II, as well…
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Founder Alain de Levita leaves NL Film

Alain de Levita (founder, producer and management team member) is leaving NL Film and passing on the baton to Kaja Wolffers (Creative Director/Producer), Sabine Brian (Producer) and Ronald Versteeg (Business Director). As from today, they make up the…
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Younger Days has international première at Chicago International Film Festival

Feature film YOUNGER DAYS, directed by Paula van der Oest (Tonio, Lucia de B.) has been selected for the official programme of the Chicago International Film Festival, it was announced by the festival organisation last night. This means the film will…
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The Menten Case wins TV-beeld award

It has just been announced at the presentation of the tv-beelden awards that MAX’ The Menten Case has won a TV-beeld award in the category ‘Best TV Film and Short Series’. Director Tim Oliehoek received the award in the Passenger Terminal…
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The Menten Case nominated in two categories for 2017 TV Beelden awards

The MAX drama series The Menten Case has been nominated in two categories for the TV Beelden 2017 awards. The successful series is competing for the award for ‘Best TV film and short series’ and Guy Clemens has been nominated for ‘Best…
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The Menten Case is NPO entry for the Emmy Awards and selected for the Berlinale

The successful MAX drama series The Menten Case is the NPO broadcaster’s submission for the International Emmy Awards and has been selected to screen at the prestigious Drama Series Days during the European Film Market (Berlinale) in…
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Barry Atsma and Jacob Derwig are the 'Resistance Bankers'

The story of resistance hero and banker Walraven (Wally) van Hall, who became known during World War II as ‘the resistance banker’, is being filmed with Barry Atsma and Jacob Derwig in the lead roles. Derwig plays Gijs van Hall, brother and…
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Launch of new company TOTEM MEDIA

Producer NL Film and TV has set up a new company called TOTEM MEDIA. This new player will focus principally on the creation and efficient production of non-fiction and branded content formats. The day-to-day operation of TOTEM MEDIA will be in the hands…
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Shooting Penoza season 5 has started

Shooting has started on season V of the popular crime series Penoza, which will be broadcast on NPO3 from September 2017. The cast of Penoza V will consist of Monic Hendrickx, Loek Peters, Gijs Naber, Raymond Thiry, Sigrid ten Napel, Medina Schuurman,…
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NL Film and director Paula van der Oest started working on screenplay 'Alone with the gods'

Director Paula van der Oest and producer NL Film have joined forces once again. This time for the filming of the successful novel Alleen met de goden by Alex Boogers, for which an agreement has been concluded with the publisher Uitgeverij Podium.…
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(A)way from you press release

In Rotterdam, director Jelle de Jonge (Bon Bini Holland) has presented the cast of his latest film, (A)WAY FROM YOU. Katja Herbers and Maarten Heijmans will play the lead roles in this romantic comedy, with fresh talents Lykele Muus and Imanuelle Grives,…
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Tygo Gernandt and Willem Voogd form starring duo in new RTL-series 'Odds'

The new RTL-Videoland-series ‘Odds’ is all about a hyper intelligent statistics-freak and a bon-vivant in it’s purest form. The strong cast star in a detective-series, which can only be described as a classic whodunit. The series premiers…
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Bluf-characters return in new series 'All-in Kitchen' on RTL5

Characters Tjé (Géza Weisz), Hein (Javier Guzman) and Julian (Teun Kuilboer), known from the successful tv-series Bluf, can be seen from fall 2016 on RTL5 and Videoland in the new series ‘All-in Kitchen’. Along with Kiki van…
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Beau van Erven Dorens and Birgit Schuurman added to cast 'Father Figure'

Beau van Erven Dorens and Birgit Schuurman will star in FATHER FIGURE, along with Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen and Loes Haverkort, as was announced in RTL Boulevard. Beau van Erven Dorens plays the charming Doctor Wijsmuller, who is in charge of finding…
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Absurd romantic comedy 'Father figure' in production

Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen and Loes Haverkort star in FATHER FIGURE (Dutch litterally translation: MADE FOR EACH OTHER), a romantic comedy about falling in love when you least expect it. Matthijs plays Felix; a single thirty-something, who, after…
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NL Film and Omroep Max join forces for new drama-series ‘The Menten Case'

Hilversum, May 3rd – In the fall of 2016, Omroep Max will premiere ‘The Menten Case’. The mini-series is based on the true story of journalist Hans Knoop, who attempts to find the truth behind the then not yet prosecuted war criminal…
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Kneeling On A Bed Of Violets reaches 100,000 tickets sold mark

Kneeling on a bed of violets, the classic tragedy about two people whose love for one another knows no bounds, has achieved the status of ‘Golden Film’. On Saturday the film, directed by Ben Sombogaart, celebrated the 100,000th ticket sold.…
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Death has never been as seductive as in the spine-chilling drama series Project Orpheus

Death has never been as seductive as in the tense new AVROTROS drama series Project Orpheus. What is the afterlife like? Are there more things in heaven and earth? Five medical students take part in an experiment that allows them to experience death.…
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Yzabel makes title song for Kneeling On A Bed Of Violets

Yzabel has created the title song for the film ‘Kneeling on a bed of violets’. Specially for the film, the Amsterdam singer-songwriter renowned for her autobiographical texts and highly committed live performances, has recorded a Dutch-language…
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National feature film Petit Paris to go ahead

The producers of Petit Paris the Film decided today in Amsterdam that the film will definitely go into production. Thanks to contributions from regional sponsors, donors and investors, a sound financial basis has been laid for the production of a large-scale…
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Willem de Bruin (The Opposites) and Frank Boeijen create title song for Men in the City 2

Next Friday, 4 December, sees the launch of the number ‘A Real Man’ – a collaboration between Willem de Bruin of The Opposites and Frank Boeijen. This exceptional cooperation between two musical veterans came about specially for the…
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POPOZ sells 100,000 tickets

Action comedy POPOZ, based on the series of the same title from Comedy Central, has sold more than 100,000 cinema tickets. This afternoon, directors Martijn Smits and Erwin van den Eshof, lead actors Huub Smit and Sergio Hasselbaink and producers Alain…
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Esmée van Kampen kidnaps Santa Claus in new series on Nickelodeon

Nadja Hüpscher also appears in OP WEG NAAR PAKJESAVOND – SINT VERMIST! Actress Esmée van Kampen plays Kaatje in the new Santa Claus series Op weg naar pakjesavond – Sint vermist! Nadja Hüpscher also appears in this exciting…
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Ronnie Flex & Mr. Polska to create title track for POPOZ

This Friday, Ronnie Flex & Mr. Polska launched the track ‘Niemand’, the soundtrack to the film Popoz. This film, based on the Comedy Central series of the same title, goes back to the rookie days in the careers of two trigger-happy police…
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NL Film buys film rights Oma ontsnapt!

NL Film has obtained the film rights to the children’s book Oma ontsnapt! (Granny escapes!) by Janneke Schotveld and illustrator Annet Schaap. Oma ontsnapt! is about a young girl, Tibbel, who is mad about her Grandma Babs. When one day grandma…
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100,000 tickets sold for Spangas in action

It’s party time at Spangalis College: the film SPANGAS IN ACTION, produced by NL Film, has sold more than 100,000 cinema tickets. To celebrate, this morning the cast were surprised by former cast members on the set of SpangaS the Series and presented…
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Gaite Jansen, Bert Luppes and Nils Verkooijen added to cast Kneeling on a Bed of Violets

Gaite Jansen (HOE DUUR WAS DE SUIKER), Bert Luppes (BLOED, ZWEET EN TRANEN, OVERSPEL) and Nils Verkooijen (ACHTSTE-GROEPERS HUILEN NIET) have been added to the cast of the feature film KNEELING ON A BED OF VIOLETS, directed by Ben Sombogaart (THE STORM,…
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Pierre Bokma, Rikfa Lodeizen and Chris Peters to star in Tonio film

Pierre Bokma (’T SCHAEP MET DE 5 POOTEN, BORGMAN, CLOACA), Rifka Lodeizen (OVERSPEL, PUBLC WORKS) and Chris Peters (THE POOL) will play the lead roles in the new film by director Paula van der Oest (LUCIA DE B., BLACK BUTTERFLIES) based on the…
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Casper and the Christmas Angels to be broadcast this winter by AVROTROS on NPO Zapp

This winter, AVROTROS will broadcast the new adventure series Casper and the Christmas Angels on the NPO Zapp channel. The series will be screened for family viewing every day between 5 December and Christmas. The cast of Casper and the Christmas Angels…
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'Zwarte Tulp': tense, romantic new Dutch featuring big-name cast

From Monday, 30 March, the entire season of the new quality series ‘Zwarte Tulp’ will be available to watch exclusively from Videoland. This is the first large-scale Dutch series to be made specially for Video-on-Demand, as well as being…
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New women for Men in The City 2

A week after the announcement of the male cast of MEN IN THE CITY 2, the sequel to the hit film from 2013, the female cast of the romantic comedy has now also been finalised. Hadewych Minis (BORGMAN, BLOED, ZWEET EN TRANEN), Katja Herbers (MANHATTAN,…
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Shooting for Men in the city 2 starts

After just two weeks on release and some 215,000 tickets sold for MEN IN THE CITY, the decision was taken to make a follow-up to the hit movie. And now the time has come – on Friday, director Mark de Cloe once again takes his place behind the camera…
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Diary of a Callgirl screens on Net5 from 19 March

Shooting for the new Net5 drama series Diary of a Call Girl is in full swing. This new Dutch series is about a seemingly normal woman who leads a secret double life as a call girl in Amsterdam. She does everything she can to keep the two completely different…
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NL Film buys film rights to Helen Vreewijk novel

NL Film has acquired the feature film rights to the Young Adult novel ‘De Kick’ (‘The Kick’) by Helen Vreeswijk (published by Unieboek | Het Spectrum). ‘De Kick’ is about a group of teenagers who, inspired by action…
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NL Film buys film rights to Hanna Bervoets novel

NL Film has acquired the feature film rights for 'Efter', the new novel by Hanna Bervoets, in bookshops since last month (from publisher Atlas Contact). 'Efter' takes place in a near future in which being in love is seen as a psychiatric illness. The…
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Mini-series Bureau Raampoort with Thomas Acda and Tim Haars

With the aim of strengthening the range of good Dutch drama, the spine-tingling new mini-series Bureau Raampoort is to be launched soon on SBS6. The lead roles will be played by none other than Thomas Acda and Tim Haars. Detectives Peter van Opperdoes…
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MAX Presents: Cast of Goedenavond, Dames en Heren

Hilversum, 16 October 2014 – From 16 March 2015, MAX will broadcast Goedenavond, Dames en Heren on NPO 1. This 8-part musical drama series is set in the early ’60s – the era when the influence of television on everyday life was great,…
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Paula van der Oest to direct 'TONIO' for NL Film

Paula van der Oest will direct the new film based on A.F.Th. van der Heijden’s requiem novel ‘TONIO’, for which NL Film has obtained the film rights. The novel revolves around a tragic accident that took killed the only son of the author…
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Stellar cast for first Videoland series 'Black Tulip'

  In March 2015, Videoland will present its first in-house series under the title ‘Black Tulip’. This new Dutch drama series follows the ups-and-downs of two families in the bulb-growing region of the Netherlands who, amid financial…
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Second season for hit series POPOZ

This year, police comedy POPOZ was such a success that Comedy Central ordered a second season from producer NL Film. Season 1 was the most-watched Dutch series of the past 3 years on Comedy Central Netherlands. And it’s not only in the Netherlands…
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NL Film buys TV rights to 'The complete widower' and 'Panic spiders'

An agreement has been entered into with film producer NL Film on the TV rights to De complete weduwnaar, the recently published book by Klaas ten Holt. NL Film (The Storm, Men in the City and Penoza, among others) will make a (probably) three-part TV…
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Full cast of BLUFF announced

This autumn, Najib Amhali, Fatima Moreira de Melo and Charlie Chan Dagelet can be seen in the exciting Dutch drama series ‘Bluff’. The addition of these last three names completes the cast of this ten-part RTL 5 series. The other familiar…
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RTL-5 to broadcast new drama serie BLUFF

Achmed Akkabi, Geza Weisz, Javier Guzman, Jan Kooijman and Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau star in the new poker series ‘Bluff’. This autumn, RTL 5 will present the new Dutch drama series ‘Bluff’. This ten-part series follows a group…
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‘MY FATHER’S GARDEN’ in Berlinale Co- Production Market official selection‘MY FATHER’S GARDEN’ IN BE

The feature film project ‘MY FATHER’S GARDEN’ by producer Alain de Levita has been selected from 328 submissions to take part in the Berlinale Co- Production Market. The film, to be directed by Ben Sombogaart with actor Barry Atsma…
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Cast of MEN IN THE CITY will surprise an audience this weekend

The romantic comedy MEN IN THE CITY has already sold more than a quarter of a million cinema tickets. To celebrate this, next Saturday actors from the film will make a surprise visit to a cinema somewhere in the Netherlands. Which of the ‘men in…
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Monic Hendrickx wins 2013 Golden Calf for Best Actress

Monic Hendrickx has been awarded the Golden Calf for ‘best actress in a television drama’ for her role in PENOZA II. 2013’s Golden Calves – the major awards for the Dutch film industry – were presented at the Dutch Film…
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PENOZA II wins Zilveren Krulstraat 2013

September, the second season of PENOZA won the Zilveren Krulstaart award during the Netherlands Film Festival. The Zilveren Krulstaart (‘Silver Curly Tail’), an initiative by the Dutch Screenwriters’ Network, is a major professional…
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From 3 November on Comedy Central: POPOZ

‘Cops have never been so dirty’ POPOZ is a brand new police series, produced by NL Film, in which two detectives named Ivo and Randy and their intern Cornelius (Coco) fight crime in unpredictable – and often absurd – ways.…
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BLØF and Nielson to provide title song for MEN IN THE CITY

Bløf and Nielson to provide title song for MEN IN THE CITY. 28 November sees the cinema release of A MAN’S HEART: the all-star romantic comedy about men in search of true love. The title song has also been made by men; the four gentlemen…
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After America, PENOZA also sells to Russia

The successful drama series PENOZA is to be remade in Russia, producer Alain de Levita announced this morning. The Russian version of the first season of PENOZA will be shown on Channel 1 in February 2014. Recording for the series started in Mayof this…
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